A “Letter from America….”

By Tim Weiskel posted yesterday

I have been asked to write a note to update the Rhodes community on recent developments in the United States…

.QR-Let-from-Amer-ntI am reminded of Alistair Cooke’s tradition of writing a “Letter From America,” over a period of fifty-eight years – in which he made America intelligible to the Brits — but, alas, I despair.

By now the same attempt seems futile not only because the economy and wit of Cooke’s literary style can never be matched but also because America is no longer intelligible to any rational citizen of the world at large and perhaps, quite tragically these days, not even to literate Americans themselves.

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