11 American Nations Review: Episode 11 (Revolution)
Our story of revolution many not have been a gloriously unified march to freedom like we have been taught. And it may have been full of internal struggles and divisions- but the American Revolution, despite all its imperfections, is a radically optimistic story. Why? Because it highlights that for the first time, Americans found something worth unifying and dying for. Somewhere, amidst that struggle, the notion of freedom for all became a dream. It became a possibility. And it was shared. Americans- of all races marched onto the fields of battle, shoulder to shoulder, as brothers in pursuit of that dream. We, are the lucky inheritors of that dream. And we too often forget it.