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If they got it at all, it was as a generic parody of op-ed pomposity.Watch live coverage of election results with co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and correspondents Mark Shields, David Brooks, Amy Walter and Andra Gillespie.John Yang and Lisa Desjardins report from the Clinton and Trump campaign headquarters, respectively.Next he serves up, in “Thyroid Nation,” a chapter-length discourse on the energy and mobility of modern Americans, explaining why, in this deeply divided country, class war never really explodes (mainly because you can always move on if you feel oppressed).Then comes an oddball brace of chapters, the first inviting the reader to take a hard look at the two-century-old view of America as a “money-grubbing, empty-headed, shallow-souled, energetic, but incredibly vulgar land,” and the second laying out the opposite view—namely that Americans have always been profoundly spiritual and even today remain somehow connected with the 18th-century idea of our country as a place with a special destiny.