Tuesday, March 01, 2005

The Schizophrenic American

I am going to write an essay entitled, "The Schizophrenic American". It was the title of a lecture that my favorite U.S. History professor in college,Dr. Monte Poen, used to deliver. I've given him credit for the main idea that I'm using, but the twists on the theme are all mine. It involves the duality of the American character that has existed from the very inception of the first colonies--Puritanism/smuggling, freedom/slavery--the very opposite things that Americans routinely do, simultaneously, without a thought as to their inconsistency.

It may take some time to finish it, but if you'd like to know more about Professor Poen in the interim just click >

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