Cultural literacy

In the midst of the horror stories we’ve been covering, here’s a funny and telling joke about the state of our culture, told by Tony Perkins at the Values Voters Summit in Washington today.

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Gintas writes:

The frightful thing isn’t that so many people are culturally illiterate, but that that state of ignorance seems to be the culture. We who supposedly know and love the culture: we are outsiders. It’s like going back to your hometown after being gone for years. It’s your hometown, but it’s not the hometown in which you grew up.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 19, 2007 03:34 PM | Send

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