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Day: November 16, 2016
Why were consumer goods important symbols of progress for both Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon in the Kitchen Debate?
That is a very good question, Dan. I look forward to many more from you! I’m pleasantly surprised that you’ve asked me, but I’ll run with that. With Ambrose’s biography of Nixon as my guide. The Kitchen Debate was an impromptu kind of affair, that both Nixon and Khruschev had a blast doing. Nixon was […]
Has Ezra Pound’s poetry influenced any lyricists/songwriters in particular, or perhaps particular songs?
User, how do I repay you for your following me, and for your exquisite sensitivity with the English language? With a joke answer. TISM: a humorous band of the 80s–00s in Australia. Its membership overrepresented by English teacher types. They had a poem about Wilfred Owen, who at the time featured in the Year 12 […]