Liberty and free markets are not the “cause” of a good nation; they are the “effect” of a good nation. This conception entails the very important consequence: You cannot make a convincing case for liberty and free markets by philosophizing directly about these two concepts. The ideas of liberty and free markets make sense only when a good nation is already in existence. You have to begin by making a case for the five pillars which support the edifice of a good nation. The five pillars are culture, religion (theological philosophy), history, nationalism, and patriotism. Once these five pillars have energized the political community, and a nation has been formed, not only liberty and free markets but also other good things will automatically follow.