David Perlstein Writes to Reach the Heart.

Share the heart-wrenching challenge of an 80-year-old recent widower taking stock of his life. Steve Goldman’s achievements and betrayals mark a wide range of relationships. They also pose thought-provoking questions about the direction of his—and our—remaining years.

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By David Perlstein | May 17, 2024 |

I’ve written about America’s regional differences and similarities—physical and cultural. A difficult question nags. Short of a defensive war, what defining aspect of America can put the United back into the United States? I’ve exchanged thoughts with an American friend in Poland, who teaches university classes on American life. We agree that “freedom” is too…

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