Tag: George Mitrovich

Encountering Ayn Rand at Fourteen?

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was 14 when I saw “The Fountainhead” with Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal. I saw the film on a Saturday afternoon at the North Park Theater (a 10 cents trolley ride from our home on Redwood Street on the border with South Park). The “gang” I hung out were all from the neighborhood and […]

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Donald Trump & Amazing Grace

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found. Was blind but now I see.” On the night he won the Florida Republican Primary, Donald Trump faced a crowded ballroom of supporters and several hundred media people. He began his remarks by saying, “I […]

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Practicing Civility in an Uncivil Age

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Therefore, putting away falsehood, let everyone speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. — Ephesians 4:25, RSV In 1949 I was in the eighth grade at Roosevelt Junior High School in San Diego, watching with my classmates, for teaching purposes, a black and white film depicting an automobile crash. […]

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Mea Culpa

| December 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich   First, I predicted Mrs. Clinton would win. I was wrong. Seriously, wrong. That many others were also wrong, is of no comfort. Donald Trump is president-elect. In the aftermath of the election, I have read hundreds of articles, editorials, opinion pieces, essays, all finding common ground in their collective disbelief – […]

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Can America Recover?

| October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

On taking office following the resignation of Richard Nixon, President Gerald Ford said, “Our long national nightmare is over.” Different time, different circumstances, but I here invoke the president’s words slightly paraphrased, “Our long national nightmare is almost over.” The first nightmare was Nixon; the second, Donald Trump. The first, a Quaker from Yorba Linda, […]

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Thinking and Living Outside the Box – Politics Included

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve recently come to the realization that I need to share the fact that I think and live outside the box. My entire life has been that way, because I choose to live this way. And, because of my lifestyle, I get to experience the world with an enhanced set of eyes, ears and feelers. […]

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Is Donald Trump Evil?

| October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich San Diego Rotary recently featured a program on human trafficking, which The City Club of San Diego joined in sponsoring (but it was a Rotary driven event). The City Club did so for two reasons: First, because human trafficking is a great evil and it is thought that as many as eight […]

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Masscult, Midcult & Media

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich Mass culture masquerading as high art, promoted by money- hungry businessmen and consumed by the public unawares… the commodification of culture. Ermanno Rivetti on Dwight Macdonald The calling of the press is very high; it is almost holy. Louis Brandeis Dwight Macdonald was a writer and critic of great standing among the […]

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An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich My dear Mrs. Clinton: You were an intern with Senator Charles Goodell, Republican of New York, when I was his press secretary, but that was 1970 and we had more than 50 interns – the largest intern class ever on Capitol Hill – and I had not remembered you, until, as First […]

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What Now?

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

By George Mitrovich In June of last summer I watched Donald Trump in New Hampshire speak at a campaign appearance in a big home before an all-white audience. I watched his show courtesy of MSNBC, which astonishingly covered it live – all of it. Trump in his Live Free or Die campaign stop, was my […]

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