Matt Mendelsohn’s NYT op-ed piece: Memorial Day. / Matt Mendelsohn’s own post: “Lincoln Memorial, 11/5/08, 12:15 AM.”
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It’s the image I thought best captured this historic and deeply emotional week.
There are all so many allusions here. Just a couple things that struck me: I could see this as Norman Rockwell’s “Obama victory” cover. I also thought of the Roosevelt tie — not just people coming together to hear a fireside chat but for the leadership out of the depression. And then: “With malice toward none; with charity for all.”
I invite your reactions.
(image: Matt Mendelsohn. Washington. November 5, 2008)
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