A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the by Glenn Greenwald

By Glenn Greenwald

What's going to be the legacy of President George Walker Bush? during this attention-grabbing, well timed publication, Glenn Greenwald examines the Bush presidency and its long term influence at the country. What started on shaky, doubtful flooring and was once strengthened and propelled by way of tragedy, has finally faltered and failed at the again of the dichotomous worldview—good as opposed to evil—that as soon as served it so good. In a sad Legacy, Greenwald charts the increase and steep fall of the present management, dissecting the rhetoric and revealing the defective beliefs upon which George W. Bush equipped his policies.

On September 12, 2001, President Bush addressed the kingdom and awarded a really transparent view of what was once to come—a view that may be acknowledged to outline his complete presidency: “This can be a huge fight of excellent as opposed to evil.” in accordance with his personal Christian religion and sponsored through biblical allusions, Bush’s worldview used to be easy and binary—and every body was once compelled to settle on a facet. using excessive on public help, Bush sailed in the course of the early “War on Terror,” simply defining our enemies and obviously atmosphere an time table for defeating them.

But as soon as the battle grew to become murkier—its aim doubtful, its fighters not obvious in black-and-white—support for Bush and his rules dropped precipitously. Glenn Greenwald brilliantly unearths the explanations in the back of the cave in of Bush’s strength and approval, and argues that his maximum weak spot is identical rhetoric that after propelled him to date ahead. dealing with concerns that can no longer be become uncomplicated strong as opposed to evil choices—the catastrophe of typhoon Katrina, his plans for Social defense “reform,” and, so much ironic, the failed Dubai ports deal—Bush faltered and fell. Now, Greenwald argues, Bush is trapped through his personal offerings, not able to damage out of the mildew that when served him so good, and detached to the consequences.

A Tragic Legacy is the 1st actual personality learn of 1 of the main arguable males ever to carry the workplace of president. Enlightening, robust, and eye-opening, this is often an in-depth examine the guy whose inability and cowboy good judgment have left the USA in danger.

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Saratoga Trunk also features a central male character that functions as a metaphor for the national character. Although the film is not a western it shares thematic concerns and binary structure with the genre, but the link with the western is clearest in the iconography employed in constructing the central male character, Clint Maroon (Gary Cooper). Clint is every inch the western hero. Dressed in cowboy boots, white pants, fancy tie and ten gallon hat, Clint’s visual signification draws heavily on the familiar iconography of the western gambler or hustler; a frontier hero who makes his living not on the range but through his wits at the card table and speed on the draw in the small towns of the mythical west.

Here class status is based on wealth rather than birth, so that it is possible for individuals to gain access to the highest reaches of the class stratum through the acquisition of wealth, through success in business. So although it is class stratified, Saratoga society, with the possibilities it provides for upward class mobility, is more democratic than that of New Orleans. Saratoga Springs presents a more modern vision of a class stratified society, based on entrepreneurial or commercial success rather than outmoded notions of aristocracy, and this again reinforces its sense of American-ness.

Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) represents the other end of a spectrum of middle-class-ness, the respectable lower middle-class. Fred is excluded from the continuum between Al and Homer, being constructed as neither professionally successful nor morally respectable. What ultimately enables Fred to gain access to middleclass status, and thereby enables the film to promulgate the myth of classlessness, is the development of a relationship between Fred and Al’s daughter, Peggy (Teresa Wright). Although the pursuit of this relationship involves breaking up Fred's marriage, and so risks Fred’s 34 HOLLYWOOD GENRES AND POSTWAR AMERICA continued exclusion from a position of middle-class respectability, great care is taken in the film to construct Peggy's character as thoroughly respectable and to strike a contrast between her character and Fred’s sexually promiscuous wife, Marie (Virginia Mayo).

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