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  • 1.
    America loves the representation of its heroes to be not just larger than life, but stupendously, awesomely bigger than anything else. If blue whales built statues to each other they'd be smaller then these.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 11 (1990). Remarking on Mount Rushmore.

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  • 2.
    Reagan was a flesh and blood version of any other mute national emblem, say the Statue of Liberty. Everyone knows what she represents, but no one would dream of asking her opinion.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 11 (1990).

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  • 3.
    In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 1 (1990).

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  • 4.
    In Washington, success is just a training course for failure.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 1 (1990).

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  • 5.
    The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. Observer (London, Dec. 31, 1989).

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  • 6.
    Fish have water, the bushmen of the Kalahari have sand, and Houstonians have interior décor.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 1 (1990).

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  • 7.
    Living in New York is like being at some terrible late-night party. You're tired, you've had a headache since you arrived, but you can't leave because then you'd miss the party.
    Simon Hoggart (b. 1946), British journalist. America: A User's Guide, ch. 1 (1990).

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