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Liberty Quotation of the Day: Theodore H. White on the American Idea

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T.H. White“All other nations had come into being among people whose families had lived for time out of mind on the same land where they were born. ¬†Englishmen are English, Frenchmen are French, Chinese are Chinese, while their governments come and go; their national states can be torn apart and remade without losing their nationhood. ¬†But Americans are a nation born of an idea; not the place, but the idea, created the United States Government.”

Theodore H. White, “The American Idea” (an unfinished essay published after his death in 1986)