A Reader Wonders If America Is “A Marriage That Doesn`t Make Sense Anymore”?

From: pd`appui [Email him]

Reflecting on the National Question, and the condition of our nation at present, I`ve been inclined on many occasions to suggest that “America is beginning to feel like a marriage that doesn`t make sense anymore.”

I`ve found that this, more than anything else, strikes a visceral tone in otherwise unsympathetic ears.

With the divorce rate what it is, why not take advantage of such associations? As Rousseau once remarked, there is a crucial difference between convincing and persuading. The National Question is too important for anything but the latter.

Just a thought.