Saturday, November 06, 2010

Life Behind the Wall

For forty years, Doonesbury has chronicled applied dry wit to the folly and arrogance behind some of our country's most tragic mistakes. His recent strip in about civilian casualties in Iraq is particularly cogent -- and geographic. The cartoon president's "gated community" in many ways represents the U.S. as a whole, seeking isolation rather than grappling with the realities of our privilege (yes, even during a recession we are privileged) in a world of great disparity.

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