On Independence Day, I thought about interdependence instead. Because that's just the kind of weirdo I am.
I thought about a document so breathtakingly radical it sparked not only a revolution and a new nation, but a whole new way of thinking. In declaring independence from a distant and tyrannical monarch, our nation's founders also declared independence from old and outdated ways of thinking about government and society.
I thought about how radical the phrase "all men are created equal" must have seemed…Read more