McKinney: God bless America. We all know the lyrics, many of us, by heart, can follow along. America gave Irving Berlin, the man who wrote the song, a new home, a new name, and a new language. Israel Beilin was born in a Jewish village in Siberia, and it is here that Claremont Senior Fellow Chris Flannery picks up his story. . . To watch the full segment, please click here.