Saturday, April 27, 2002

One of the paragraphs I regretted being cut from my family values piece in Chimes on Friday:

"Other cultures, which Americans are trained to scorn, tend to have better family values than we do. People in Europe, Asia, and Africa, who typically admire, cherish, and include aging grandparents in home life, must be baffled to hear us Americans talk about family values and then stow away our elderly in homes like antiques in a closet, idolatrously obsessed as we are with youth. "

Call me an ogre: I actually opposed family values in my piece -- well, the Republican rhetoric about them, anyway...

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