Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"

Just saw the finale of the premier local performance of this amazing show this afternoon. Every American (especially every Tennessean) should see it. Every Nashvillian should have seen it. I'll never look at a $20 bill the same way again. The "inspired discussion" among audience and cast afterwards was, well, inspiring.

As Santayana said, if we don't learn from our history (Trail of Tears, bank crises, the American culture of "want" and grab, and the culture of political  "change" and disappointment et al) we're doomed to repeat it. Have been repeating it. "Populism, yeah yeah!"

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