An analysis of words and phrases in more than 750,000 American books published in the past 50 years finds an emphasis on "I" before "we" - showing growing attention to the individual over the group.

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  • After Charlottesville: Americans should settle our differences with talk, not violence
    Words also proved the only lasting way to change minds. Even at the height of the Civil War – when fighting raged over slavery and economic divisions – Abraham Lincoln made firm, confident recourse to words. It was Lincoln who – with gritty ties to ...
    08/19/2017 - 3:30 am | View Link
  • Will Americans Ever Become Ethical Buyers? This State Is Betting on It
    “It’s the heartbeat of many of our [Alaskan] cultures.” Alaska’s story is that it hasn’t been spoiled by corporate interests in the minds of consumers. Glenn Rudberg, Ethos The state has encouraged such endeavors, especially as lower-than ...
    08/17/2017 - 5:14 pm | View Link
  • Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for African Americans of Durham County
    Durham County, North Carolina, once called the "Chicago of the South" and the "Capital of the Black Bourgeoisie," has long occupied an important place in the hearts and minds of those who called Durham County home. African Americans have played a vital ...
    08/17/2017 - 10:43 am | View Link
  • North Carolina Election Agencies First Learned They'd Been Hacked From Leaked Documents Published By The Intercept
    The info in the leaked documents led to an investigation. This may excuse the leak in the minds of those whose first encounter with evidence of Russian hacking came from a site known for publishing leaks, rather than the federal government performing the ...
    08/17/2017 - 8:34 am | View Link
  • Why Are Americans So Quick to Join Mobs?
    For those of us not located in or near high-profile protests such as those in Charlottesville, it’s easy to sit back, sigh at the problems in the world, and then push them to the back of our minds. Some, however, though removed from the situation by ...
    08/17/2017 - 2:57 am | View Link
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    08/16/2017 - 10:21 am | View Website
  • Have Americans Lost Their Minds? | ILEANA JOHNSON
    Yes, Americans have lost their minds, but not all Americans. The ones that a mired in a mass neurosis of dysfunctional ideals and unrestricted emotions are the ...
    08/14/2017 - 9:55 am | View Website
  • American Mind | The Great Courses
    These are at the center of our lives today and will doubtless be the principal preoccupations of American minds ... Is there an American mind? The view of Americans ...
    08/13/2017 - 11:47 pm | View Website
  • The American Mind
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  • Poll reveals Americans are changing their minds about ...
    A new poll shows most voters are growing tired of the allegations of collusion with Russian officials made against the Trump administration. (Bill Pugliano/Getty ...
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