'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Though the cylinder is a small object, it raises big political questions, MacGregor said.
"Only the Americans get to the Cyrus model of a state that's equidistant from every faith so that you acknowledge the value of faith, but you don't endorse any one variety," MacGregor said. "Of course, we're all trying now to live in cities and countries that have an unprecedented diversity in faith, language, ethnicity ... and this is the first model of someone who got it to work for several hundred years."