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Fanfare for the Common Man

There is no Library of Congress subject heading for “common man,” though there is one for “common mussel” and for “common markets.” Nor could you go to your catalog and find books filed under “common people,” though you could find “common peafowl” and “common persimmon.” These redirect you to “peafowl” and “persimmon,” respectively, but at least you are getting somewhere. “Common man” does not redirect you to “man,” nor “common people” lead you to “people.” Yet “common man,” or generally “the common man,” is an indispensable piece of political rhetoric and a cultural touchstone in the U.S. The product description Read more