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Give Me Compromise Or Give Me Death

Yesterday, Matthew Yglesias discussed his “mixed feelings” on the occasion of America’s 232nd birthday:

Ultimately, I think the United States is a pretty awesome country but it very plausibly would have been even awesomer had English and American political leaders in the late 18th century been farsighted enough to find compromises that would have held the empire together. 

UPDATE: James Kirchick asks, “Can we question Yglesias’s patriotism now?”

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