(Community Matters) Leonard Pitts: . . . a nation whose depth of division and lack of unifying principle now poison the very air, a nation where, to speak of greatness is, increasingly, to speak of history.
I don’t believe in contemporary American exceptionalism as historically defined. I’m optimistic of our ability to still model greatness. We need a compelling vision that will unify us, that transcends politics, and which is bigger than ourselves and our country.