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It's a fairly simple, straightforward question, actually: What is it like for you to be an American?
 
It generates a very complex set of feelings and ideas when you stop people in the street, make a formal portrait, and ask them to write down their thoughts.
 
If you are an American reading this, how would you answer the question?
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