Individuality + Collectivism = America
Some days you just want people to stop yelling at each other.
One end of the political spectrum says individual freedoms are the most important thing in the United States. The other end says we all have to work together for the common good.
Take heart that we are decidedly NOT having this argument for the first time. In fact, we've been fighting about it since before the Constitution was even written, as Colin Woodard points out in his book American Character.
Woodard blew our mind five years ago with American Nations, his book showing the very different regional cultures that made up the "united" states. He returns to the Exchange to talk about the ongoing struggle over the true purpose of our republic.