The faces of America


This was a formidable essay that I was planning to write, alas, the NY Times got me first! It’s all right – I’ll spare them this time… “An American in a strange land” is an adept portrayal of the US of today through the perpective of Jim Yardey and the lens of Tomas Munita. From now on when people ask me what is like to live in this country, this article constitutes -to my mind- the most comprehensive answer. In short, it is the story of two foreign correspondents as they returned after several years in the homeland and re-explored it by the means of an extended road trip. Coincidentally, that trip included Austin although instead of the interminable music festivities they featured a gun range. Without further ado I would strong encourage you to take advantage of the free three day pass on NY Times paper due to election coverage and binge read it. Maybe you will realize then why the notion of a deeply divided nation is increasingly pertinent in these United States.


About Apolytos Diallaktikos

Hi, I'm Karlos and this is my personal, bilingual blog. I see it as a way of holding a public calendar with all the hidden or not-so-hidden gems I discover, as a mean of sharing my inner thoughts, poems, songs, books, films. Originally from Thessaloniki, Greece and currently at UT Austin, Texas.
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4 Responses to The faces of America

  1. JaMesa says:

    I wrote a sociological piece on how “groups” are destroying the unity in our country. My theory is that everyone wants to feel like they are a part of something in American society today because many don’t feel a sense of belonging or purpose in their jobs, local community, or even the country in some cases.

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