Monthly Archives: July 2013

Barry’s Blog # 65: Public Relations for the Myth of Innocence

On a recent trip to the Mono Lake region of the eastern Sierra, we had dinner at the Double Eagle Restaurant in Lee Vining, where we observed a curious sight on a wall near the entrance. It was an American … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 64: Trayvon Martin, Edward Snowden and American Myth

Nineteen-nineteen was one of the most contentious years in American history. The presence of millions of unemployed World War One veterans added to an already difficult economic situation. In every industry, working people were confronting the excesses of capitalism. The … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 63: Intersection of Myth and History: The U.S. and World War Two

I will never apologize for the United States of America. I don’t care what the facts are.  – George H.W. Bush In this time of renewed militarism, demonization of enemies and surveillance of private citizens it is important to keep … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 62: What We Have Lost

A reader recently asked me for a short answer to the question: What have we lost by literalizing our mythological stories? The evidence is all around us, so ubiquitous that we don’t see it. The creative imagination (which I discuss … Continue reading

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