Tag Archives: Adlai Stevenson

the 1950′s: finding “togetherness” in suburbia

…During his time in the White House the personal style of whoever chances to be President often seems almost mystically to beocme the style of much of the nation. And Eisenhower’s style- old fashioned, conservative, anti-intellectual, and hopelessly square- was … Continue reading

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the fifties: nobody’s mad at nobody

Like no other decade, the 1950′s incarnated the process of myth making in a very conspicuous manner into rosy myths in the shadows of unrosy reality that has resulted in some enduring Great Revivals that have tended to get out … Continue reading

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Jackie : putting pins in the valley of the dolls

A product of her times. Or simply another variant on the white liberal Eastern establishment, make that neo-liberal and what appears to be appallingly ethno-centric and racist, filled with any number of twisted ideas as a defense mechanism in guarding … Continue reading

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CROWNING GLORIES

Crowns of gold have a potent and conditioning magic. In Shakespeare, reigning Monarchs, Usurpers and Heirs Apparent devote powerful speeches to the Crown’s mystery, hand the thing back and forth, grab it from sleeping brothers, and brood beautifully about its … Continue reading

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