The White Defeatist

A progressive architect is forced to confront his assumptions about himself, his family and his city. After our mother’s funeral, I flew in a plane, from Little Rock to Los Angeles, accompanied by my older sister Stephanie and her catatonic, teenage son Norman. Over Arizona, I looked out at the vast, unpopulated desert below and…

“Post-Men”

Fort Sheridan, IL

When did American men stop being men? Once upon a time, they strode this continent with inviolate manhood. Conquering the West, they killed and hunted and cut paths through forests and grasses. On top of horses, or on the rails, they rode unopposed by lesser mortals in a vast march to the Pacific. They built…