Monday, August 24, 2009

Reading List

Mark and Y loaned me this, and it's not what I expected. Although it does focus to some degree the world of Civil War re-enactors (we happen to know one right in Freeville!), it's bigger than that and has proved very helpful in illuminating the sort of states' rights/hands-off emotions that are rising up right now in midst of the health care battle. The notion of packing serious heat at a town meeting would not be at all foreign to some of the folks in this book.

When we first traveled to England, we three were struck by how close the English are to their history, compared to Americans. It seems to depend on which Americans you mean. This is a scary book in a lot of ways.

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