We are facing difficult times. We are all trying to figure out how to be a nation again.
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Nostalgia has the problem of letting us choose the slant we look at history with. I think Americans had a stronger national spirit even just a few years ago. Maybe we can get that back with more can-do and less derisive anger. I’m looking at these as a kind of Valentine for that nation.
As we regain that spirit - let’s use this time of chaos as a kind of hot house and move culture forward.
Glenn Adamson has made a succinct and great show called Static at Friedman Benda that talks about the late 70s and 80s and shows inspired responses.