The real America, or at least what is best in America

Protest march, sponsored by the Jewish Voices for Peace and the Muslim Education Center. Morton Grove, Illinois.



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.

3 thoughts on “The real America, or at least what is best in America”

  1. Second week in a row he is bringing out the Real America. If he keeps up at this rate, he will have to go down in history as the greatest president of all time!

    1. If he agreed today to resign on the condition that he get space on Mt. Rushmore, I'd contribute my share to have the work done. (Be sure to hire a sculptor who can capture the wrinkled lip, frown and sneer of cold command.) I'll also travel to Washington to hold up a poster "Thank You, Donald J Trump, the greatest president and leader who ever lived, You were just too good to be President" (or whatever phrase Sean Hannity suggests) as he boards the helicopter to Mar-A-Lago. We could serenade him with a song, perhaps beginning with the martial clang "Ding Dong."

  2. If, as the leaks suggest, Bannon is deliberately inviting protests in hopes of fomenting some kind of race war, he must have a definition of "race" that makes the third reich look utterly polyglot. (I also have to say I feel sorry for Mike Godwin at this point.)

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