Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Dark Night of the American Soul

In addition to being my son Ethan's 13th birthday, April 21 marks the anniversary of the on-line publication of Joseph Stromberg's jeremiad essay, The Dark Night of the American Soul. This piece I go back to time and again, like a favorite old movie or sardonic sitcom. When I first read it nearly a decade ago it affirmed my nascent misgivings about this nation-turned-empire, and helped me realize that the old republic is rather long gone.

1 comment:

Joseph R. Stromberg said...

Ouch. Imagine how I feel, having written it. Everything that's happened since seems merely to reflect the syndrome at which I was pointing; except that it seems to have gotten well beyond mere human reason to address it.