One the ways Americans can unite is over our shared purposes, but for this to work, we need a renewed attention to the story of American liberty.
Politics requires fit characters, but can virtue be restored as a basis for liberty? Four contributors address this problem.
Rogers M. Smith is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean for the Social Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and Chair of the Penn Program on Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism. He is the author or co-author of many articles and seven books, including, most recently, Political Peoplehood (2015).