Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech, as well as the attendant pomp and ceremony, was masterful on several levels.

As for the speech itself, the speechwriters who wrote it employed the American national myth (our so-called origin stories) at least as effectively as president Obama ever did. Progressives are fortunate that president Trump is not a very good orator, or else he might have walked away with the election with that speech alone. This is the danger of rooting group cohesion in sentimental mythologies. (Not that I am necessarily denigrating such mythologies; they have their usefulness in almost every sphere of…

Dane Alexandrian Jones

Dane Alexandrian Jones is a spiritual teacher and podcaster. He is the creator of the Higher Ground online spiritual community.

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