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[Xmca-l] Re: Retrotopia



I come a bit late to the thread, but I thought the linked series of photographs of a celebration of July 4th in Oregon in 1941 is evocative of retrotopia. Note especially the 6th photo in the series with a young boy sporting an “America First” sign.
 
https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/07/celebrating-the-fourth-of-july-in-1941-in-vale-oregon/532647/?utm_source=nl-atlantic-photo-070417 <https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/07/celebrating-the-fourth-of-july-in-1941-in-vale-oregon/532647/?utm_source=nl-atlantic-photo-070417>

Go to google maps (or some such) and you can cruise through the Oregon town (Vale) of today. It is still less than two thousand people and looks frozen in time. Modernity just passed it by.

Henry

> On Jul 4, 2017, at 1:46 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> 
> Zygmunt Bauman