In what way was President Bush's speech after 9/11 Progressive?
One way in which President Bush's speech after the September 11 Attacks could be seen as Progressive was that he was able to speak to the idea of a united nation in the face of tremendous adversity. The speech on September 20 spoke to the idea of how a united America can rise in the modern context. While President Bush appealed to elements of the nation's past, he was able to pivot from this by suggesting that a united American identity is part of the nation's historiography. At the same...
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