Darrow Miller and Friends

Scott Allen

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What Does It Mean to Be Free?

What does it mean to be free? To be an American? What is freedom? I was reading to my seven-year-old daughter. We’ve been going though the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder and came across this powerful, simple, and moving answer to these questions. How we

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What’s Wrong With a Story?

This is post 1 of 9 in the series “Narratives” The Destructive Power of Narrative Recently, Darrow published a post, “All Black Lives Matter” that elicited some pushback. A DNA friend emailed Darrow to complain that what he wrote “isn’t a helpful narrative.” We hear the term, “narrative,” more and more. But

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A Fundamentally Transformed America

In the previous post, The Meaning of America, I attempted to distill a list of the core ideas and values that gave rise to our distinctly American culture—that uniquely American way of doing things that was eloquently described by de Tocqueville in the 1830s and is still recognizable today. I called this “the

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