‘Let America Be America Again…’

“O, let America be America again— The land that never has been yet— And yet must be—the land where every man is free” Langston Hughes, 1935 — Timothy Snyder (@TimothyDSnyder) July 4, 2018

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Bonds and Myths of American Identity

Living abroad for eight years, my primary identity became "American" and "expat." I was thrilled to encounter Americans in the Middle East and felt instant affinity with most of them. Political or (sub)cultural differences didn't matter. We seemed to have an innate understanding of each other. Now that I am "home," it seems I have... Continue Reading →

Mixed Feelings About National Anthem

As Americans debate the role of protest during the national anthem at national sporting events, this video by evangelical preacher Dudley Rutherford, of a megachurch in California, has attracted, as of September 2017, an audience of more than six million on Youtube.com, and 2.8 million shares on Facebook even though it is mostly not true.... Continue Reading →

States Visited. What Have I Missed?

I have visited 41 US states, if DC is included. What essential have I missed? What are your favorite must-see spots in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central or South America? If you were in a conversation with someone who had seen nothing of North, Central or South America, what would you recommend as the “must... Continue Reading →

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