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America isn’t ‘hopelessly divided’. It only looks that way because of its constitution

Jennifer Rubin


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US President-elect Joe Biden takes off his face mask to deliver an update on the US response to Covid-19, at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

US President-elect Joe Biden takes off his face mask to deliver an update on the US response to Covid-19, at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

US President-elect Joe Biden takes off his face mask to deliver an update on the US response to Covid-19, at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst

I get it – and agree with it to some extent: Americans are deeply divided, inhabiting two parallel political universes, ingesting different media and adhering to contradictory visions of America.

One increasingly defines the United States as a bastion of White Christianity; the other sees a creedal nation defined by its founding documents. But perhaps the “civil war” perspective is overwrought and distorted.


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