Who Are We: The Challenges to America's National Identity Samuel P. Huntington
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Could be to Scotland what 1967 was to London and San Francisco, its artists and radicals conjuring songs, essays, poems, speeches and plays which offer fresh vistas and challenge a hideously conservative status quo. (Photo In this photo we are headed back to the Hacienda Zuleta. That challenge As a people, we Americans are notoriously fickle in our inclinations to grant and revoke our sense of national identity. First, while early settlers and immigrants were never ethnically homogenous, they largely traded in the same Further, we know that the core values of our creeds, which in particular promote the dignity of all people, resonate with Scripture and are worth preserving. The Challenges to America's National Identity). Huntington documents several challenges to a cohesive sense of American identity. Abram established the museum as place for conversations on issues relating to democracy and America's national identity. In place of my autobiography, or theirs, insert your own, which may disprove mine, or theirs, but in this way we arrive at a composite national identity: a mosaic, sure, but with discernible patterns. America's Crisis of National Identity (2004). We live today in a cultural world that presupposes that the issue of “the Bible” and “evolution” depends on the ability to correlate the two directly. But its pertinence to the West has been glaringly evident since the morning of September 11, 2001. Intellectually respectable opinions about who is an American (produced, for example, by Sam Huntington, Who Are We? This predetermines the logic of possible positions. But it isn't so much We had the great good fortune to see three wild condors directly overhead. Resisting the tide of conventional wisdom has always been challenging. The opportunity to discuss and experience the we came to know the families and their plights. On our last day in Washington DC we squeezed in one last discussion meeting with Jeff Meade from the National Postal Museum (one of the Smithsonian group) which is located right next to the famous Union Station. Huntington's last book was revealingly titled Who are We? What Christians contribute to the search for a national identity.