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Meditations on Matters of Common Interest

Introduction

In a recent interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBgU5d__eOY), Justice Thomas issued an impromptu cri de coeur about the state of American culture:

“I mean, what binds us? What do we all have in common anymore? I think we have to think about that. I think this is — when I was a kid, even as we had laws that held us apart, there were things that we held dear and that we all had in common. And I think we have to — we always talk about E pluribus unum. What’s our unum now? We have the pluribus. What’s the unum? And I think it’s a great country...

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