America (e-mer’e-ka). Abbr. A., Am., Amer. 1) A country full of doubts, in which outlandish ideas and experiments are always being tested, where foreign policy meanders from time to time, cults and crackpots pullulate. 2. Believed to be a healthy and hardy, if somewhat turbulent, country, which in the end finds its way. You’ll always find it on your side, the side of the angels.
-Text on cover of Harper's magazine, 1981