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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.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.