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Where Do American Ideals Stand Today?10:01
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An American flag flaps in the wind in Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)
An American flag flaps in the wind in Denver. (David Zalubowski/AP)
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In 1857, just before the Civil War, eight minds met to discuss a publication that they hoped would exist to serve the "American idea" of equality, equal rights and equal opportunity in a democracy.

That publication became The Atlantic. And though the American idea once flourished, Yoni Appelbaum writes that today, that may no longer be the case.

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Yoni Appelbaum, senior editor at The Atlantic where he oversees the Politics section. He tweets @yappelbaum.

This segment aired on October 31, 2017.

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