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News at ten: Another look at Retro-America

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

by Jack Stapleton, Jr.

It has often been said, by observers much wiser than I, that America has no “now.” We seem reluctant to acknowledge the present, maybe because it’s too embarrassing or uncivilized.

Instead, we reach into the past. Contemporary culture seems to be composed of sequels, reruns, remakes, revivals, reissues, rereleases, recreations, reenactments, adaptations, anniversaries, memorabilia, oldies radio and nostalgia record collections. World War

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