Social Myths


Example quote: "Five key myths central to the American experience -- the myths of the Chosen Nation, Nature's Nation, Christian Nation, Millennial Nation, and Innocent Nation... by canonizing these myths as absolute truths, America risks undermining the egalitarian promise of the Declaration of Independence... the Innocent Nation myth [for instance] prevents many Americans from understanding, or even discussing, the complex motivations of the 9/11 terrorists" (Hughes, Richard T. Myths America Lives By. Illinois University Press, 2003.


Colby Glass, MLIS