In my opinion, the most important narrative in America is race. So I’m celebrating our American Independence by learning more on the subject from an original thinker and a truly brilliant author.
“…Louis Menand is an Americanist by trade and a precisionist by temperament. His prose is laser-cut and limpid. Yet he’s unfailingly companionable. He takes you on a stroll through a field. He shows you the rocks in the field. Then he turns them over and shows you the wriggling centipedes underneath. The world just gets more interesting in his presence.” Henry Finder, New Yorker editorial director
When your favorite author writes about one of your favorite subjects and turns out to have been at the same event you were at and actually interviewed some of the same people too… God Bless America!
Today is Joe McCarthy day – the 62 year anniversary of this amazing interchange from the golden age of television & demagoguery.
“Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y….
“Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they’re both just aspirin.” -Gore Vidal
Are things any different this election cycle? What do you think?