America is not a right-wing outlier

Western Europe is not the global standard and America is far more tolerant than her critics want to admit

I am often told that the United States is a right-wing nation, that we should catch up to the rest of the world. America should be more like Europe is a common refrain among many reformers in this country as well as many, well, Europeans. As someone born and raised in Europe, I lived on the continent for around thirty years altogether, I confess to some sympathy with this idea. There are many…

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