This 4th of July, we need to focus less on our independence and more on our neighbors.

This 4th of July, we need to focus less on our independence and more on our neighbors.

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Do we see ourselves as having an obligation to our neighbor or not? As we celebrate our country’s independence this week, I can’t help but wonder whether the position of disconnection Solnit identifies is not some cancerous bit of ideology that has grafted itself onto the national psyche, but rather a foundational part of the American project.Jim McDermott

In  This 4th of July, we need to focus less on our independence and more on our neighbors from America – The Jesuit Review author Jim Mcdermott asks us to look at Independence Day from the perspective of our Catholic Faith and to avoid the tendency to think along nationalistic or individualist lines.

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