Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hoping For A New Frontier

The parallel is nevertheless slight. Much more instructive are the monumental differences between then and now. The most obvious, of course, is race. Almost as striking is the transformed role of women. The very words “national security” now mean something dramatically different. The digital revolution has altered both the media and the message. And what may have changed most of all is America’s standing in the world.
A wretched old person whining about how much better it was at the birth of the "New Frontier." At least it isn't nostalgia for "when the coloreds knew their place."

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