Book What unites us : reflections on patriotism / Dan Rather & Elliot Kirschner.
Associated Name: Kirschner, Elliot, author.
Publication year: 2017.
Call Number JK1759 .R38 2017
Media class: Book
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a division of Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9781616207823 1616207825
Extent: 274 pages ; 19 cm
"At a moment of crisis over our national identity, ... journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on -- and writing passionately about -- what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the front lines of the world's biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions. With a fundamental sense of hope, What Unites Us is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one." -- Dust jacket.
What is patriotism? -- Freedom. The vote -- Dissent -- The press. -- Community. Inclusion -- Empathy -- Immigration. -- Exploration. Science -- Books -- The arts. -- Responsibility. The environment -- Public education -- Service. -- Character. Audacity -- Steady -- Courage.