American history is often dark but surprises us with our ability at times to do the right thing in spite of ourselves.
Where, when, how did America go wrong?
This nation always has incidents of hate, bias and discrimination. Mostly these are isolated and often they are anonymous. The past twelve months we have seen greater frequency and boldness.
In 2004, Phillip Roth wrote a book about an American election that was turned upside down by the entrance of a candidate for president who was an international celebrity, who ran as an outsider with a populist message and was accused of being too close to America’s enemies and too dismissive of America’s alliances.