A Republic of Technology

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McGrath, Peter. "A Republic of Technology." Newsweek 19 May 1986: 65.

Essay in "Ideas" subsection of "Society" section, meditating on recent failures in the US space program and on "the centrality of technology in the American imagination" from the 19th c. on. References to Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville, Charles Chaplin, and others—and, preeminently, Daniel Boostin's 1970s trilogy The Americans.

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