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Feb 7, 2003 10:16:02 AM Archived Entry: "American culture"I was crossing a very foggy Lake Washington this morning, and I began to wonder: do Americans substitute material goods for having a culture? Has the pursuit of material goods our national cultural identity? My thought is that Americans would think that it took owning things to express who they were, rather than being able to say, "Well, I'm a member of the Brotherhood of the Rooster, and my family has been in this neighborhood for 800 years. We've carried the City Chalice in the Easter parade for the last 300 years, when we won it from the Brotherhood of the Lion in a footrace." Instead, Americans could say, "Look, I'm cool because I own a Porsche."
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