20 October 2010

In Marilyn’s America, there were aspirations. The studios tackled literary novels rather than one-liners like “He’s Just Not That Into You” and navel-gazing drivel like “Eat Pray Love.” Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” paired cartoon characters with famous composers. Even Bugs Bunny did Wagner.

But in Sarah’s America, we’ve refudiated all that.

via Making Ignorance Chic - NYTimes.com.

Dowd drills down on the paradox of the need for our leaders to be “just like us” and not well-educated, but then persist in proudly calling America exceptional  It doesn’t make any sense to want leaders who are not exceptional to run an exceptional country.

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