Opinion: VOICE FROM SANTA BARBARA: Passing along secrets of the tribe

The frustration and confusion we have seen displayed in recent town meetings across our country cannot be understood on the basis of a single issue. Whether left or right, Democrats or Republicans, people are frightened, bewildered, lost. It is hard to find a national consensus, about almost anything. When we disparage our own culture and heritage, we eliminate the basis for consensus and shared values. Dr. David Winter served as president of Westmont College from 1976 until 2001. He is now headmaster at Providence Hall High School in Santa Barbara. more

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