Day By Day

Thursday, November 15, 2007

There has been a lot of discussion on the blogosphere and in middlebrow mags on the subject of whether Americans still have a common culture. Given the intensity of the culture wars and the extreme partisanship of our political discourse the question does have a bit of pertinence.

The Anchoress has a nice little piece on the common American culture here. In it she observes:

American culture is this: we hear Ride of the Valkyries and think, “Kill da wabbit, kill da wabbit, kill da Wabbit!”

Now that's the American culture I can identify with!


JB writes to say that it reminds him of the smell of napalm in the morning.