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Editorial: Reinventing America

Bronwen Maddox introduces the December issue

By Bronwen Maddox   December 2012


This was the election that showed the world—and Americans themselves—the scale of the changes now reshaping the United States. Huge demographic shifts, even if long foreseen, took on hard numerical form at the ballot box and began to recolour the political map. America’s first black president was re-elected because more of its people than ever are Hispanic, and more of them young.

These changes are good for the United States, and reason to argue that…

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