America Is Awash in the Wrong Kinds of Stories

Bloomberg View , June 03, 2017

Cultures are held together by stories, and the big stories competing for dominance in America today are demoralizing. One misleadingly divides the nation into patriots and traitors, the latter defined as anyone who bucks the party line. The other portrays the American story as nothing more than a series of injustices in which every seeming accomplishment hides some terrible wrong and the country’s very existence is a crime against humanity.