So who said this?

I just came across this passage…

The country no longer felt like the innocent place it was said to be…. Political murder, economic injustice, and institutionalized racism were all powerfully and brutally present. These were issues that had previously been relegated to the margins of American life. Dread–the sense that things might not work out, that the moral high ground had been swept from underneath us, that the dream we had of ourselves had somehow been tainted and the future would forever be uninsured–was in the air.

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect,, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

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      1. Bruuuuce! (Since you got two upvotes for Springsteen while SL just got one for "The Boss," I'm expecting three upvotes for my comment.)

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