Our nation has never fully agreed on much, but it hasn’t always torn itself apart
Our house is divided. Perhaps more than at any time since the Civil War, Americans seem to occupy two different worlds, suspicious of the other and wary that the view of the “other” represents a threat to cherished, inviolate truths about what America is all about. This tension has humbled a nation whose unity helped win its freedom from the world’s strongest empire nearly 250 years ago, see it through a civil war and defeat fascism and communism.
Originally published: February 2, 2021
Author: John Comerford
Institution: Otterbein University
Published by: The Hill