Shared Culture, Shared Beliefs
Michael Lind is to be commended for trying to reunite America under “cultural nationalism” (“The Case for Cultural Nationalism,” September 11). He defines this as “an American national majority defined by a common culture.” He affirms that “there is and long has been an American cultural majority.” I am with him completely, on all of this, so far.
I have one objection to make. He is also selling us short. Very short. He rejects the idea of a “common. . . creed.” But all groups have a creed, whether stated or implied. Everybody acts on some sort of