Samuel P. Huntington's American Politics: The Promise Of Disharmony?
He discusses the psychological makeup of political ideas in America that he labels as the “American Creed.” These ideas have altered throughout the ages, however, the core principles of liberty, equality, individualism, democracy and the rule of law under a constitution remain at the backbone of what it means to be an American. Huntington then goes on to explain the differences in American nationalism and the national identity of citizens from other countries. How theirs is more organic and historically based, while ours is more political defined. His argument is that the American Creed began at the birth of America and has always been solidified in its political ideas like freedom, equality etc. When it comes to government, American citizens are able to denounce what the government does because the nationalistic system we have developed, which is the American Creed, allows us to do