Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other “Left, Right & Center” panelists consider what it means to be an American. The Atlantic’s David Frum says it’s about participating in the life of the country, but mourns the creation of a class of “somewhat Americans.” Scheer recalls hard times and the men in his family being given turkeys at the factory.

Host Matt Miller said he worries about the possibility of a Bush vs. Clinton presidential ticket because it cuts against an ever-renewing, upwardly mobile society where an average citizen has a shot. The National Review’s Rich Lowry remembers William F. Buckley’s words on gratitude.

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— Adapted from KCRW by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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