Just a short thought:
What is it that makes society good? Freedom, or Virtue?
If Freedom, freedom from what, and for what?
If Virtue, which Virtues, and as judged by whom?
I feel one of the many problems in talking about society anymore is that we always come back to issues of deconstruction and decentralization. Virtue presents itself as a healthy word, but is patriotism a virtue or a vice? I’d say it strongly leans towards vice, rather than virtue.
Other considerations are, what makes a virtue a virtue, and what inclines this to be optimal for society.
If we talk about freedom it often carries connotations of turning everything that has come before and any opposition into oppression through propaganda.
If we say freedom is the basis of a good society, at some point we have to recognize that all freedoms have limitations and a purely good society requires structure and law.
I suppose the nature of the question can fall in neither of these camps, but is altogether somewhere else. I will reflect more on this later, gotta run off to RCIA, see you all soon. Chime in with thoughts.