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Published on: December 27, 2016
2017 and Beyond
The Stages of Negative Self-Definition

More and more Americans are defining themselves by what they are against instead of what they are for. And that endangers the future of our nation.

David Green is the author of The Language of Politics in America: Shaping Political Consciousness From McKinley to Reagan (Cornell University Press, 1991). He has taught at Ohio State, Cornell, and York University.
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