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‘The Magical Hip-Hop Get Out Of Jail Free Card’

Jim Goad writes:

How might one account for this odd and possibly unprecedented fusion of open lawlessness, pro-government sentiment, and mainstream acceptance

How to explain a cultural climate that turns convicted rapists into saints?

Some might argue that America has always had a fascination with outlaws. Still, I don’t remember Billy the Kid being invited to any of James Garfield’s presidential barbecues. Nor do I recall Bonnie and Clyde working with Herbert Hoover to “empower the youth.” I never saw John Dillinger hosting $40,000-a-plate fundraising dinners for FDR.

 


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