America: The Farewell Tour and American Pyschosis are well worth taking to heart — both to provide provocative perspective on what is happening and to spur us into action.
The lightheartedness of the writing and Moore’s unkempt look are jarring, but the film effectively delivers lessons about progressive policies.
Dramatist Laurence Carr has a gift for vivid characterization and for creating a concrete sense of time and place.
According to Shelby Steele, white liberals “dissociate” themselves from the past sins of white America by subscribing to the “poetic truth” that the United States is “characterologically evil.”
What Oscar Wilde was peddling in America was beauty. Art for art’s sake. Gorgeous flowers. Ravishing colors.
Bierce proffers a satiric temperament gone wild and woolly, partly propelled by a revulsion at the criminal vulgarity of the Gilded Age. Given the current triumph of the 1%, his fury at power mad corporations is worth an admiring look.
“The main idea I’ve been working with is what I call the longevity revolution.” — Theodore Roszak