‘And without Wolfe, we would not understand California-or the California-ized modern world. At the time of his most frequent visits the state was undergoing a profound change, one that affects it to this day and whose every aspect has been exported throughout the country and the globe. Both have become much more like California over the last 40 years, even as California has drifted away from its old self, and Wolfe has chronicled and explained it all.’
A good post on Robinson Jeffers from Malcolm Greenhill, which highlights how the rugged and vast beauty of California makes it easier to imagine what culture is, and what it ought to be on this outpost of Western Civilization.
If the jobs won’t all come from manufacturing, from knowledge and tech, and there’s more automation then ever, then where will the jobs come from? What are our politicians promising and who are the voices filling the public square?
Hearst Castle 4 by Bill Kuffrey