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Inarticulate by Choice and the Future of the American Past, Part Six

By Elisabeth Lasch-QuinnMy posts in this series have so far centered on the particular qualities of letter-writing that make it so rewarding and that indefinable quality that potentially renders it irreplaceable. I have been arguing that some things just might be falling through the cracks with the wholesale shift from pen and paper, or typewritten correspondence, to electronic communications, things too valuable to desert without a backward glance. In the case of all things bright and beautiful, should we really be so quick to let go? (On being hopelessly beholden to moments of past excellence, see my longingforthereal.com post Read more