Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday in that it is anything but unique. It is a holiday that transcends all the different people and traditions that came together in this one place to be a different people yet. Our national identity appeals to the most base and simple instincts of everyone and yet reaches for the greater aspirations that are the very spirit humanity. Rather than say the same things over again in a different way, I thought I’d assemble the ways I’ve tried to spell these out before. Follow the links to the original pieces.