The Smithsonian Castle: An Allegory

by Jerry Leibowitz “He who comprehends the Smithsonian Castle, comprehends the universe…”                                                                                 An old Washington proverb possibly attributed to Joseph Alsop see Gore Vidal, The Smithsonian Institution, a work of fiction[1] “What were they thinking when they dug that hole…” Graham Parker[2] Looking back, we know that 1846 was another year that America didContinue reading The Smithsonian Castle: An Allegory

Encouraging American Genius

Encouraging American Genius                                                                                                                 By Jerry Leibowitz We are stardust, billion year old carbon We are golden, caught in the devil’s bargain And we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.                                                                                                 Joni Mitchell I have been thinking about what it means to “encourage American Genius” since I wrote my last piece on theContinue reading “Encouraging American Genius”