Tag Archives: America

America, Racist and Revolutionary Both

In America, Jamaican immigrant Claude McKay reminds America what makes it great, even as he exposes its dark side.

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America, a Land in Perpetual Search

The hero of Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” shows America how it can live in perpetual search. Insisting that the country look a certain way leads to violence.

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Inauguration Poet, Classic Immigrant Story

Richard Blanco’s poem “América” shows that he is well chosen as this year’s inauguration poet.

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Depressed about Politics? Read Whitman

Marilynne Robinson turns to Whitman to argue that American Democracy’s greatness lies in how it honors the individual soul.

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