Category Archives: Political Symbolism

Considering Signaling Mechanisms

If you are a white American male who grew up in the Eisenhower fifties you understood golf was a game for Republican businessmen. That’s just the way it was. There were country clubs of various levels of exclusivity all over, … Continue reading

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Abandoning the Symbolic to Get Something Done

The old Bob Hope movie was forgettable – they all seem oddly the same – but it was one of those quick scenes that stay with you. Hope is there with some fetching woman, Lucille Ball in this case, and … Continue reading

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