American Unity is an Illusion

George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Barack and Michelle Obama | CREDIT: TASOS KATOPODIS/GETTY

On Wednesday, January 20th 2021, we saw Joe Biden become the 46th President of the United States. In his inauguration speech, he spoke of “Bringing America together, uniting our people, uniting our nation.”

The word “unity” has been a heavily echoed theme, not only through Biden’s rhetoric, but also in the discourse of the media and many Americans seeking some respite in the aftermath of the Trump…