America is facing very difficult challenges both here at home and abroad. What will it take for us to not only survive these hurdles but thrive as we lead the world through the 21st century? Why is a new American nationalism necessary? What does that mean? How important is the free market to that vision? And how endangered is the free market right now? We ask author and political commentator Tony Blankley, whose latest book is “American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century”. This is the first of a two-part interview. The second half will air on Friday.