0 beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years Thine alabaster cities gleam Undimmed by human tears! America! America! God shed his grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea!
Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.
America is God's crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming!... The Real American has not yet arived. He is only in the crucible, Itell you - he will be the fusion of all races, the common superman.