Month: February 2019

National Identity vs. Cultural Diversity

What’s the Debate? What is the basis of American national identity? Other nations throughout the world have answered this question in a variety of ways. Their citizens might be unified by common language, shared religion, perception of “blood” lineage, or some combination of these. When the former Yugoslavia broke up, Serbs and Croats who shared …

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Personal Success vs. Public Service

What’s the Debate? Throughout our history, American society has held up two competing values for young people as they chart their future direction. Should they prioritize personal goals, seeking wealth and individual success, often called the “liberal ethos”? Or should they dedicate themselves to public service and the common good, as the republican worldview advocates? …

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