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An American eulogy

A country that defeated Nazism and communism, absorbed millions of immigrants and put the first man on the moon, is now laid low with more than just an infectious virus

The political right has, since the 1980s, helped weaken social bonds between Americans by promoting an unregulated free market, by starving resources available to the federal government and by eroding the foundations of the welfare state.

I WAS not born in the USA and that may be why I find myself defending my adopted country with more conviction than other Americans who may be taking their place of birth for granted and feel less constrained in criticising (and in some cases, bashing) it.

It may be a sweeping...

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