With a career spanning more than 60 years and at least 60 Minutes, Dan Rather has seen it all. Then again, before last year's presidential election, a lot of us thought we'd seen everything. Whichever side you lean toward, our political and cultural landscapes at least feel unprecedented, and many of us have struggled to find ways to articulate even our own beliefs, much less talk to each other about them. Rather doesn't have that problem. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism (written with Elliot Kirschner) places today's events within the events of our history, providing valuable context and hope—and maybe the framework—for reconciliation.
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