Thursday, August 24, 2006
First the Wall Street Journal, now Forbes.com - What's a Nice Liberal Girl Like Me Doing In a Conservative Place Like This?
Forbes.com Book Club is featuring The American Story. I'm beginning to get a little nervous... Fox news, Wall Street Journal. Where's Mother Jones? The Daily Forward? My liberal credentials are taking a beating. Shoot, at this point I would consider a bookshelf review in the New York Times as a left-wing triumph. Oh wait, there was that PBS.com teacher resource.
But seriously, is an ostensibly patriotic children's book only attractive to the conservative media? Has patriotism become the exclusive property of the right wing? We're approaching the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and I feel very strongly that love of country can be reclaimed as a virtue by Americans like me: vegetarian, anti-war, atheist, mostly Democrat-registered, pro-choice, recycling, partially car-free, organic gardening defenders of secular education. And some form of universal health care would be nice too. That describes me. And I also think I live in a great and glorious country with an exciting and fascinating history. Surely there are others like me?
Aren't there? (p.s. you don't have to be vegetarian but it wouldn't hurt .) Blog Bookmark Gadgets
Posted by Jennifer Armstrong at 1:04 PM