Celebratory Dinner, Tucson, Ariz. (10:23 p.m. EST, 8:23 p.m. MST)
"What are you writing a novel about? A bunch of old people who got
involved in politics eight years ago, even though they didn't want to,
because some boob got elected? You know, I was there in the Civil
Rights days, I was a part of that. And now, you know, well, your
generation saved our butts. Never forget that."
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"[January the 20th] is a scheme to replicate the great British documentation/ethnography project of the '30s, mass observation. I don't know who's launched this remake but it's a great opportunity to build up a picture of the actual America--not Bill Kristol's, not Jon Meacham's, not MSM's. Teachers, put your students to work! Journos, tell everybody!"
-Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University
King George VI
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