Rabbi Bruce Warshal writes for the Jewish Journal about archetypal figures, power and progress.
In the diverse, multicultural melting pot that is the United States of America, there is no overall binding myth. Joseph Campbell points out, in Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth, that there is no common ethos, no one Hero all Americans can relate to.
There are, however, archetypal figures we all respect, due to the mythological role learned through generations.
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