Monday, May 14, 2007

Drake Adams on American culture
And its relation to English culture
American culture is really a few 'cultures' inside a larger Anglo civilization...

I suppose the short answer is that for American culture, beginning from any other ethnicity, would be 'you can't get here from there'. Without Anglo ideas of Freedom (which literally means 'the rule of friendship'), Common Law (with
Magna Carta), Lowland Scots ideas of the rights of nations and the nobility of man (Arbroath Declaration, and more), and much more Western and particularly British or English - one couldn't have America.

America's foundations begin within the first generations of the Anglican schism and have
everything to do with that history...

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