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Era of ‘shallow Americanism’

  • Era of ‘shallow Americanism’

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 10:31:43 AM · by Graybeard58 · 1 replies · 32+ views

    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | December 31, 2009 | Editorial
    “I hate this shallow Americanism which hopes to get rich by credit, to get knowledge by raps on midnight tables, to learn the economy of the mind by phrenology, or skill without study, or mastery without apprenticeship.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson It is in the spirit of delayed gratification that we decline to join the frenzy of decade-in-review commentary, at least until the first decade of the 21st century actually ends on Dec. 31, 2010. But those who share Emerson’s disdain for instant gratification need not fret over the vagaries of the calendar. The past year provided ample illustrations of…

Era of ‘shallow Americanism’

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