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Paul Greenberg

05/15/2017 - 6:33pm
AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM: May 15, 2017 American exceptionalism has become part of the country’s creed. Like so many other unique aspects of this continental power, it was first noted by foreigners, who seem able to discern things about us that we natives don’t notice. It happens again and again. In his classic study “The Anatomy of Revolution,” Crane Brinton summed up the...
03/14/2017 - 11:04am
MASS MOVEMENTS: March 13, 2017 Remember Eric Hoffer? His time has come — again. The late and still great Eric Hoffer’s classic study of mass man, mass movements and the mass mind (“The True Believer”) appeared in 1951, and it remains just as perceptive in this first year of the Age of Trump; it could have been published...
03/13/2017 - 4:39pm
ACCENTS: March 7, 2017 You gotta accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative Latch on to the affirmative But don’t mess with Mr. In-Between ... FORGET THAT old saying about manners making the man. It’s our accents that make us — or betray us. Back in the early 1960s, when I’d first come to town as the Pine Bluff...
03/07/2017 - 11:57am
NUMBER SEVEN: March 6, 2017 (With apologies to William Carlos Williams) Among the rain and lights I saw the figure 7 in gold on a red firetruck moving tense unheeded to gong clangs siren howls and wheels rumbling through the dark city. THE DARK city of my dream, as often happens, was Pine Bluff, Ark., in the years when I lived there...
03/06/2017 - 1:19pm
TOM COTTON: March 3, 2017 There used to be and may still be a diorama in the Museum of Natural History in New York City depicting a noble beast — was it a lion? — holding a pack of jackals at bay. For some reason, the memory of that scene came back vivid and strong when Tom Cotton, the junior U.S. senator from Arkansas and already...
02/28/2017 - 4:18pm
LYING: February 28, 2017 Once upon a time in Arkansas it was seriously proposed that this state’s Division of Youth Services should not only maintain records on its clientele, which is sensible enough, but that if asked about them — here’s the hook — deny that those records ever existed. To borrow an old line from Dave...
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