Red, White, and Blue

by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ I was almost eight years old when the American Bicentennial Hit, and I remember it well. It was all over children’s television and especially, Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and Schoolhouse Rock. The latter devoted an entire season to American history and government for the bicentennial, with the “I’m Just... Continue Reading →

The Silent Majority Strikes Again

by Daniel A. Kaufman I live in a rather special world.  I only know one person who voted for Nixon.  Where they are I don’t know.  They’re outside my ken. – Pauline Kael, Film Critic for the New Yorker, in the wake of Richard Nixon’s 1972 landslide victory over George McGovern. ____ The Silent Majority... Continue Reading →

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