Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump and the Refusal to Wear Masks — THE MEMOIR LIFE

I’m finally understanding Donald Trump’s appeal to a significant segment of the American public. I’ve been reading Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America by David Hackett Fischer, the thesis of which argues that while most present-day Americans have no British ancestry, the four British regional cultures that were carried to North America by its […]

Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump and the Refusal to Wear Masks — THE MEMOIR LIFE

4 thoughts on “Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump and the Refusal to Wear Masks — THE MEMOIR LIFE

  1. Good read; thanks for the link, Martha.

    That underlying “backcountry” cultural identity spread west, with small mutations depending on the location it ended up settling in. I experienced significant cultural shock moving from urban Seattle to rural Idaho. Part of me feels like a cultural anthropologist, studying the people around me, trying to understand the roots of their beliefs. Their culture is so different than the one I was raised in and spent my first 45 years surrounded by on the west coast. I’m sure a lot of the local Idaho cultural DNA comes from that backcountry culture the blogger describes.

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