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Thanksgiving, Maybe? [11-24-17]


Friends: 

Thanksgiving is a distinctive American holiday/celebration now wavering under historical battles and assaults. Just hand over the holiday to commercial interests and forget the nostalgic rigamarole. Well, I cannot quite do that. Trump irritates me because he undermines any caring about the truth. American history is full of lies, often deadly lives, but we do not celebrate them. You do not have to think of Thanksgiving as a distintively Christian celebration. But I do care and Thanksgiving still has resonance and sadnesa and hope.

Krugman and Brooks seem to meto ring the bell in just the truthful and right way.

You should be able to click on each and get a printable copy.


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