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In "A Talk to Teachers" what myths does Baldwin describe as central to Americas's perception of itself?

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The first myth that Baldwin explodes is that America's greatest threat is from Russia.  He declares that America's greatest threats are domestic, and that specifically, any attempts to right the wrongs of the denial of civil rights will be forcefully resisted by the status quo in the country.  

A paradox that Baldwin confronts is that America likes to think of itself as a country that values independent...

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