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The Essence of American Greatness and The Threat of Identity Politics

Clifford Humphrey
April 12, 2019 Updated: April 12, 2019


Eric Holder, the U.S. attorney general under President Barack Obama, recently asked the rhetorical question, “When exactly did you think America was great?” Several people, including Vice President Mike Pence, responded to this question by pointing to several remarkable moments in U.S. history, such as the 1969 lunar landing.

Nonetheless, a defense of America’s greatness based on illustrious deeds done in the past is a trap. If America is great because of certain good deeds, then one could say the opposite is true because of certain misdeeds.

This is the logic behind the argument for exacting reparations for slavery: America can’t be great until its past evil deeds are undone.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/the-essence-of-american-greatness-and-the-threat-of-identity-politics_2873239.html
“A society does not ever die ‘from natural causes’, but always dies from suicide or murder – and nearly always from the former….”
    ― Arnold Joseph Toynbee’s A Study of History.


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