This e-book holds classical liberalism liable for an American idea of good looks that facilities upon ladies, desolate tract, and machines. for every of the 3 attractiveness elements, a cultural entrepreneur supremely delicate to liberalism’s survival schedule is brought. P.T. Barnum’s exhibition of Jenny Lind is a masterful blend of woman splendor and feminine efficiency within the subsistence realm. John Muir’s Yosemite Valley is definitely beautiful, yet in simple terms after a rigorous liberal schooling prepares for its event. And Harley Earl’s 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air is a dreamy expressionist sculpture, yet with a realistic 265 cubic inch V-8 beneath. Not that American good looks has been uniformly pragmatic. The Fifties are reconsidered for having quickly facilitated a leisure of the liberal survival priorities, and the creations of painter Jackson Pollock and jazz virtuoso Ornette Coleman are evaluated for his or her resistance to the pressures of pragmatism. the writer concludes with a provocative hypothesis concerning a destiny liberal habitat the place Emerson’s admonition to connect stars to wagons is rescinded.
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