The Lethal Myth of American Individualism

Arlington graves of Americans who gave their lives serving their country. Individualists with absolutely no social conscience, all of them, if you believe American social scientists.

Let me put it bluntly: most Americans are conformists and followers.

Just like most other human beings on the planet.

This isn’t a bad thing — it’s just a part of being human. Down our neurology, not any sort of moral failing.

The pandemic has proven a hard truth beyond a shadow of a doubt: Americans are not special.