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Happy Interdependence Day!

Posted on AllSides July 4th, 2023
From The Center
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I love the red, white, and blue bunting that adorns homes in the United States in early July as our nation’s Independence Day approaches. I enjoy the parades with decorated tricycles and high school marching bands. And then there are fireworks! 

But in recent years, I’ve pondered whether Independence Day needs an upgrade. It’s so 1776. Perhaps we need to repurpose this holiday. Perhaps we need a day that helps us imagine a different future. Perhaps it’s time for Interdependence Day.

Back when we were fighting for independence from another country,...

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