Old Soviet joke: "There is freedom of speech in both the USA and the USSR. But in the USA, there is also freedom *after* speech!" My article on America's ability to reinvent & improve itself thanks to its openness to criticism.
"If we become incapable of recognizing America's accomplishments, we risk throwing away the principles that make the country as essential a model for the world as it has ever been." defends the values that define America .
The obsession with American greatness is obscuring the need for American goodness. The US must lead, and does so best by example. Sweeping Trumpism into the dustbin of history is only the start.
Every. Single. Word. Of. This. Essay. "The United States is deeply imperfect. But the country and the world will pay a steep price if we allow its flaws to blind us to its achievements and its potential." - for 's Persuasion
lays out a key reminder for our moment: "The Founders were imperfect, as was the government they created, and as are all of us. But the system was designed to be improved upon by future generations. To do so is now our duty."
“For fear is the greatest censor of all. And for America to overcome the many challenges that face it, and to play the role it was born to play, at home and abroad, Americans will have to enjoy both freedom of speech and freedom from fear.” -
Powerful statement from ; Authentic patriotism from an immigrant with a front row seat to the lessons of the Cold War.
A valuable piece by of & on where America is & our potential.
"Telling the whole story is so important that it is worth falsifying the plot." One of the maxims we need to resist, according to 's important piece .
“The fight against oppression is being hijacked by ideologues whose agenda is power, not justice. The extremes on both sides are uniting to fight the center. And an obsession with American greatness is obscuring the need for American goodness.”
"an obsession with American greatness is obscuring the need for American goodness." for Persuasion
Gary Kasparov on the greatness of America and the internal threats it now faces from both right and left
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