The following is a link to an essay on culture, national identity, art, faith, and (my favorite issue) speaking truth to power. Eboo Patel's essay City (of Immigrants) on a Hill is inspired by Steve Earle's new song City of Immigrants. The essay, appearing on the front page of today's WashingtonPost.com, touches all the right bases in relaying a message we all need to hear.
My hats off to Mr. Earle and Mr. Patel. Tell it, brothers, tell it!