Friday, March 5, 2010

V Was for Victory.... (13)

 Politics and American Culture During WWII (13). John Morton Blum. New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1976.

Why read it? Perspective from the Home Front in World War II. The effects of American propaganda on the American people. A completely different view of a war from our more recent wars, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan.

Malvina Reynolds: “Little Boxes and Other Handmade Songs.” “Little boxes on the hillside,/ Little boxes made of ticky tacky,/ Little boxes on the hillside, Little boxes all the same,/ There’s a green one and a pink one/ and a blue one and a yellow one/ And they’re all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same.” p. 335.

“And the people in the houses/ All went to the university,/ Where they were put in boxes/ and they all came out the same,/ And there’s doctors and there’s lawyers/ and business executives,/ And they’re all made out of ticky tacky/ And they all look just the same.” p. 337.

The end.

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