From New York, if there’s one sentiment that unites our divided populace, it’s that America ain’t what it used to be — but is our country really entering its twilight, or are we just in the midst of yet another declinist panic? American civil religion in the age of Obama: An interview with Philip S. Gorski. Is our patriotism moral? The unique mission of the American project allows traditional patriotism and universal morality to co-exist. Arts, crafts, moral character: America’s summer camps have a surprisingly political history. A review of The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism by Jeffrey Bell. A review of Beyond Red and Blue: How Twelve Political Philosophies Shape American Debates by Peter S. Wenz. State of Disunion: How do we cross our bipartisan divides? Bob Cohn on 21 charts that explain American values today. Dan Goodman on how there are two nationalities for the nation of the United States. Samuel Arbesman on the invisible borders that define American culture. Here is a collection of maps about how we Americans see ourselves. Welcome to America, please be on time: What guide books tell foreign visitors to the US.

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