The two great mythologies are not serving us very well, not creating either homeland security or really positive hope and change. Read why here:
Mythologies are created by imagination, which has no limits. We could imagine American identity and America’s role in the world in any new way we collectively choose. But it makes sense to follow the American tradition of pragmatism and ask, in concrete political terms, what kinds of new mythologies would actually work? What would be effective in reshaping American political culture?
My answers to those questions are a work constantly in progress. For starters, here are my reflections on a mythology inspired by one of America’s greatest heroes: