Monthly Archives: March 2016

Barry’s Blog # 160: Grading the President, Part Four

I’m sure you could offer all kinds of counter-arguments to what I’ve been saying from your own grading perspective. And you should; we all need to step back occasionally and consider what motivates our strong opinions. And I’m suggesting that … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 159: Grading the President, Part Three

 In the years since my book was published I’ve written many blogs about Barack Obama. How could I not? He has been anointed King in this version of our national myth. In each essay I attempted to temper my own … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 158: Grading the President, Part Two

Part One of this essay listed four perspectives from which we grade the president, beginning with the most idealistic (that is, our most idealistic – and innocent – projections) and moving toward what some might call more cynical, or realistic. … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 157: Grading the President, Part One

Our first responsibility as mythological thinkers is to cultivate discrimination, to take a step back and attempt to perceive the stories that are being played out in our culture, before we can begin to offer new ones. We must understand … Continue reading

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