July 1, 2014
Does U.S. Really Need a Higher Purpose?
Michael B. Dougherty, The Week
The Associated Press
Ideologues prefer the idea of an ideological nation, a crusader state. Crusader states inspire great battle poetry. But a democratic republic like America needs no purpose, no mission civilisatrice. It needs no poetry. America just needs to be our home -- that will require sacrifice enough.
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