Thanksgiving Wasn't Always a Source of National Unity.
The Problem of Gratitude (Royal, Azerrad, Melonic, and Peterson)
Robert Royal on the necessary grounding of gratitude, David Azerrad and Emina Melonic on the obstacles to American gratitude, and Matthew Peterson on the natural gratitude we owe to God, family, and country.
Robert Royal on how we should be thankful for the sheer wonder of being.
David Azerrad on how the democratic obstacles to gratitude might be overcome.
Emina Melonic on how despite Anti-Americanism run amuck, “Gratitude is always in one’s own power.”
Matthew Peterson on gratitude as what we owe to God, Family, and Country.
The American Mind presents a range of perspectives. Views are writers’ own and do not necessarily represent those of The Claremont Institute.
Allen Guelzo, Richard Brookhiser, Joseph Bottum, and Justin Dyer on the thought and action of Lincoln's Thanksgiving and his wrestling with God.