Friday, August 27, 2010

What I am Reading

Things exist at three points in time: when they occur, when we learn they occurred, and when we forget them. This last, of course, is a sin.

-Charles Bowden, Blood Orchid: An Unnatural History of America (Random House, 1995)

If I were teaching a course about life in America at the end of the 20th Century-- and how we got here from there--this book would be the most important text on the reading list.

It's all here, written on the wall. Peel back the foreclosure notice and read.


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