What is an American?…Still not sure, but I tried

In his piece “What is an American?” Crèvecoeur describes an American as someone “who [leaves] behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, [and] receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds.” The general concept is that the Europeans who […]

The Divided Political System

This article addresses the state of America’s political parties, primarily focusing on “the pattern of solidifying agreement within parties—and widening disagreement between them.” When considering such issues as gay marriage, abortion, immigration and other social topics, real conflicting opinions are the main reason why political parties have stayed so polarized. However, Brownstein goes even father […]