Conformity - Conformity

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Conformity The opposite of individualism is conformism, a term used to describe the act of people  trying to be the same. Over the centuries, many observers have noted that even in  democracies, conformism is common. Americans, for example, frequently watch the  same shows on television and read the same books. This seems to conflict with the  ideal of individualism but is nevertheless an important component of any civil society. Unity and Diversity  Two interconnected ideals in American political culture are unity and diversity. Unity  refers to Americans’ support of the republic and democracy, even if they disagree with  one another about policies. Politicians and other leaders frequently appeal to this sense  of unity, especially during times of national crisis. The name of our country—the United  States—emphasizes the importance of unity to our national political culture. Example: In the aftermath of September 11th, President George W. Bush rallied the  
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