The US Is Not “One Nation” — And it Never Was, by Ryan McMaken

Posted: July 9, 2017 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

Conservative writers especially like to harken back to a unified, monocultural America that never was. From Ryan McMaken at mises.org:

Patrick Buchanan is an informative and interesting writer. On foreign policy, especially, he’s long been one of the most reasonable voices among high-level American pundits.

When it comes to cultural matters, however, Buchanan has long held to a peculiar and empirically questionable version of American history in which the United States was once a mono-culture in which everyone was once happily united by “a common religion,” a “common language,” and a “common culture.”

Now, he’s at it again with his most recent column in which he correctly points out that the United States is culturally fractured, and speculates as to whether or not Thomas Jefferson’s call to “dissolve political bands” in the Declaration of Independence might be sound advice today.

Buchanan is correct in noting that the US is culturally…

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