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March 06, 2010



To me, this seems like a superficial take on "The myth of America."
I personally am the descendent of victims and perpetrators, both, who were all, nonetheless, the creators of today's America. I take a certain pride in that, earned or unearned.
My ancestors were European peasants and soldiers and Mexican and Canadian indigenes. The complex and interwoven patterns of their lives can't be understood in the reductive terms of a polemic like Henningsen's.


I would very much like to interview Professor Henningsen (in your town, Hattie).

I should also like to compare Der Mythos America to Godfrey Hodgson's new book "The Myth of American Exceptionalism", which has gotten excellent reviews.


I think he's in Honolulu, though, which is on another island.

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