Kmele Foster on American values:
The history of humankind is a dense catalog of inhumanity, subjugation. The American project isn’t the apogee of that awfulness; it’s part of a sharp deviation from the mean.
America had a host of imperfections at her founding. Vestiges of what preceded it, not cruel innovations of the framers. In fact, it’s the American vantage point that helps bring those defects into focus at all.
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