Reviving the American Dream—November 2005(Comments Off)
Thomas Fleming on agrarianism through the ages, Tom Landess on abstracting the South, Mark Royden Winchell on countering centralization, Kirkpatrick Sale on why secession may be necessary rather than merely desirable, and James Everett Kibler on the good life. Plus, Edward A. Olsen discusses a more pragmatic approach to Korea.
In January, this column will celebrate its fifth anniversary. When Tom Fleming and I originally conceived of the idea back in 1998 (as an occasional “Letter From Rockford” to be written by various local activists), we were capitalizing on the fact that our city was considered by marketing agencies and national chains as an ideal testing ground, because, demographically—on questions of race, income, education, etc.—Rockford represented the national averages.