Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan is not the only politician in the United States of America who appears to be operating in a trance.
"I always resisted cheap political fixes and utopian rhetoric. I adore John Lennon but 'Imagine' is a dreadful embarrassment—like Auden’s poem, 'Spain.'"
Novelist and critic Lee Oser teaches English at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. His books include T.S. Eliot and American Poetry, The Ethics of Modernism, and three novels, the latest of which is Oregon Confetti.