How modern leaders got John Winthrop’s ‘City on a Hill’ wrong

A call for humility has become the battle cry for American exceptionalism

AS A CITY ON A HILL The Story of America’s Most Famous Lay Sermon  By Daniel T. Rodgers 368 pp., Princeton University Press THE “MORAL CAPITALISM” that Rep. Joe Kennedy called for in a recent speech in Boston – the idea that economic dealings between people ought to be rooted in morality – is an(...)

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