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The US Gun Control Debate Isn't About Militias Or Safety; It's About Cultural Symbols
Adam Gopnik: "It has to do, really, with the illusions that guns provide, particularly the illusion of power. The attempts to use the sort of logic that helped end cigarette smoking don't quite work. ... Everyone, men especially, needs ego-accessories, and they are most often irrationally chosen." The New Yorker 04/04/13
Posted April 9, 2013 12:51 AM

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