As long as we can remember, Americans have been told that ours is the greatest country on Earth. In the current presidential campaign, both major candidates reiterate this talking point on a regular basis. Since 9/11, many of our citizens have continued their nationalist fervor, with little self-reflection on the real changes that have occured.
Janet Loughrey is a freelance photographer and writer based in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of "Gardens Adirondack Style" and has written on topics including horticulture, photography, global warming, the environment and politics. Her new (more...
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