Alan Wolfe

The story we tell ourselves is that the American identity is rooted not in place, but in the acceptance of a common set of ideals, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity. The politics of the last decade, however, have strained the notion of e pluribus unum, revealing among whites three definitions of the American nation that are exclusive rather than inclusive.
But he added that he still finds them useful: “There really are two basic different kinds of Judaism that have persevered
The moral heroes of the 20th century were defined not by their heroic use of power, but by their inspired opposition to it.
An open world is the best remedy against terrorism. Bush talked a lot about the universal idea of human freedom. I think he was right in that language, but his policies encouraged the opposite.