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Americanism

Letter to an American Friend on France's "Cultural Exception"

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Two choices, my American friends. Either you cling to the anarcho-capitalism that brought us all to the brink in 2008 -- or you admit that our fight is your fight, too, and that in defending the cultural exception, France is pleading not for France but for the world.

Reclaiming What It Means to Be an American

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

I was born in the Displaced Persons camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany in 1948. From the day I became a naturalized US citizen, I have been as much an American as anyone. It is depressingly disconcerting, therefore, to hear the cacophony of voices accusing the President of the United States of not being "American," of being somehow foreign.

Tweeting American

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

A mentor once told me that the best way to determine if something is well written -- be it a book or movie or even an essay--is if it can be summed ...

How to Be Pro-American

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

A new kind of Americanism is being shaped now. Obama exemplifies one aspect, looking out on the world and accepting it rather than looking inward to America and rejecting everyone else.

Observations From an Ersatz American

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

As black gay male, a member of the upper middle class, a college-educated white collar worker, and a non-Christian and non-theist, I am one of the most irrelevant, least important voters in this election.

When You're Wright, You're Right

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

The Wright/Obama story has been utterly mangled. It's a human story and a tragic one. Two decent men doing good work are being used against each other in a game of political one-upsmanship.