By Michael J. Brenner
September 08, 2020 “Information Clearing House” – America’s Common Man exists no more – gone and forgotten. Once he was lauded as the salt of the earth.
He was the U.S.’s embodiment of what made us Americans special, attested to what made the great democratic experiment successful and the most potent symbol of what made of the United States the magnetic pole for the world’s masses.
A stunning disappearance act
While politicians paid their rhetorical respects, Aaron Copeland composed a “Fanfare to the Common Man” suite. It was an honorable term, an affective shorthand for the Working Man, the Artisan and the Shopkeeper, the clerk.
To add insult to the injury, they are politically marginalized by a party system that serves up a restricted menu of options which effectively disenfranchises 25% or so of voters.
The Common Man has lost the attention of…
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