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Obama did no more than refer briefly to it, but he was counting on his audience being familiar with the whole thing:. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Obama, to his credit, did put a new wrinkle on the man in the arena; it being the current year, the man he was referring to is a woman. She errs! She comes short again and again! Because there is no effort without error! Under normal circumstances, Arena Man is trotted out, like the unfree Roman gladiator he evokes, to deflect criticism from the speaker — to discredit all critics as wine-sipping sideline sloths.
Arena Man is rarely called upon to dignify the activity of a football coach or an opera director. He is almost always a politician. The provincial agriculture minister or school board candidate is always ready to think of himself as a warrior of antiquity, laying low enemies in the noonday sun. As we learned this week when Michelle Obama mentioned that the White House had been built by slaves, Americans can sometimes benefit from gentle reminders of their history. A good rule of thumb is to become curious when an American from long ago is cited in passing by a contemporary politician.
At that time, people, instinctively and without much doubt, thought and spoke in racial. Roosevelt was probably the least racially prejudiced American president in a year band of U. Hey, he was a Republican well, in he was. And we cannot fault good, old Teddy for saying things that would exclude him from polite society now. These four fashion and beauty products give back to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Consumer interest in sustainability, along with industry acceptance, is pushing popularity of manmade gemstones.
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