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Our Great Nation

Thanksgiving is a day to count what’s right with America. That’s easier to do when Washington is slightly less packed with politicians who seem intent on trashing the freedoms on which this great nation is built, But, casting about for an upbeat way in, I pulled a book of old American poems off the shelf and got a running start with the thrill of re-reading “Paul Revere’s Ride.” If you’re looking for something to do after dinner, I recommend reading it aloud to anyone in earshot, and if you’re alone, read it aloud anyway. It’s a good old, unabashed celebration of the American spirit — and the kind of thing we could stand to hear a lot more of these days.

So I had some fun quoting from it in my column this week for Forbes.com , along with some thoughts on just how wonderful a country this is, and why.