Exchange Exemplar: The paper trail for our American ideal of liberty
Nationalism can take on a troubling tone, especially if a modifier comes before the word.
Richard Brookhiser points to the good qualities of nationalism, the power to bring people together in common cause.
To that end, he peruses 13 key documents in American history, and their importance in furthering the ideal of a land of freedom. The Constitution, sure... but The Flushing Remonstrance?
These and more are considered in Give Me Liberty: A History of America's Exceptional Idea.
We revisit our chat with the author from 2019.