By Michael Gerson

WASHINGTON — It is the tragedy of America that a story of freedom, self-government, religious liberty, entrepreneurship and inclusion is also a story of forced migration, stolen labor, routine rape and murder, lynching, vote stealing, racist piety, segregation, red-lining and mass incarceration.
Both these versions are true; but I hope they are not equally true. America’s great advantage is that a powerful and subversive idea — that all are created equal — was built into our founding. This has acted as a kind of a virtuous virus in our country’s code. Generation after generation has… …read more

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