Michael Ventura

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  • 10 years ago | Media

    Ignorance is.... A) Guaranteed by the Bill Of Rights; B) Evidence that our schools are working; C) Bliss.

  • 11 years ago | Media

    America by the numbers.

  • 19 years ago | Essays

    838_3am One difficulty in thinking about America is that, from the beginning, there's never been anything to measure it by, no precedents, no frame of reference. That is our strength, but it's also how we've managed to hide from ourselves. Russian...

  • 19 years ago | Essays

    835_3am The Peril of Memoryby Michael Ventura My memories are dangerous. Dangerous to myself, dangerous to others. If you have a look that jibes with one of my memories, I may like or dislike you without reason, and our lives may change because of...

  • 19 years ago | Essays

              It is not unusual to be a hungry child. You can find hungry children easily, all over the world. If you're an American, no matter where you live, you can find a hungry child a short drive...

  • 19 years ago | Essays

              They spoke of Fitzgerald's green eyes. They "glittered," Edmund Wilson said, and were "hard and emerald." Eyes that could spook the likes of Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway. I see tho...