Category Archives: America Grows Up

The Treachery of Images

Those of us who smoke a pipe – that would be mostly former English teachers and older academic sorts – know all about the painting. It’s “The Treachery of Images” (La trahison des images) – that 1929 painting by the … Continue reading

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The End of Attitude as Policy

People are always making sweeping distinctions, saying things like there are only two kinds of people in the world. They usually mean you’re either a sucker, always falling for someone’s line of nonsense, or you’re a go-getter who knows how … Continue reading

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We Grew Up

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 – the day of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president, as the third act of America began. You remember Act One, starring Thomas Jefferson – All Men Are Created Equal. And you remember … Continue reading

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