Thought for the Day

“Our culture is fragmented. Our politics is fragmented, and so is our understanding of our own history. In our niche-marketed national consciousness, who really owns the Founders, or the Civil War, or the civil-rights movement? Two, three, many Jeffersons. Several Lincolns. Hundreds of personal Martin Luther Kings. We speak in the language of fragments now because that’s the language that seems safest.”

— Charles Pierce, “The Bomb that Didn’t Go Off,” Esquire, August 2011

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