Archives for September 16, 2011

Returning briefly to the subject of America as a family

A couple weeks ago I posted here a guest column I wrote for the local newspaper in which I argued that there are two kinds of people in America--those who view Americans as a quasi-family (not literally family but like an extended family held loosely together by bonds of care and obligation) and those who view it as a group of individuals competing with each other for limited resources and wealth.Some of the responses here and in letters to the editor were very negative.  Some people … [Read more...]