And so, during his frequently occurring elections, the American citizen does not stride abroad in sturdy liberty, rather he is a dazed man under siege, and through letter-box, telephone, television, doorbell (eventually, we are reliably assured, his home computer) the empty smiles of his politicians pursue him. Politics will ooze through every fissure. Soap powder, at least, confines its vulgar brightness to the screen.
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Notes and References
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