Tag Archives: Conservative Nostalgia

In Some Other Country

Barack Obama started it. He was black. He was urbane (and urban) and cool. He was smart and thoughtful and courteous, and that wasn’t right, because he was black. There were those who said they wanted their country back, which … Continue reading

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Militant Nostalgia

It was too much too fast. At the tail end of the Bush presidency – the second Bush presidency – no one remembers his father – the economy collapsed, catastrophically. All credit froze. There wasn’t even short-term financing available to … Continue reading

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Racism and Nostalgia

Some people have no use for nostalgia and others can’t live without it – probably because their life peaked-out in their senior year in high school. It’s been all downhill since then – a bit of college, reluctantly settling for … Continue reading

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Our British Cousins

We’ve always had an odd relationship with the British. We were a British colony, and then we fought a long and bloody war to gain our independence. They were the bad guys, taxing us for their own ends and generally … Continue reading

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