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That rugged individualism that is the personification of our American sense of freedom, and which we celebrate on the Fourth of July and in our popular myths and heroes, also contributes to the breakdown of the social fabric that has always provided a secure context for our freedoms. Freedom "from" has not yet yielded to an appropriate freedom "for."

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Source Notes: The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Heart and Mind (chapter 3, "The Bible in America") (1994).

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