Sen. Tom Cotton Fayetteville native Caleb Smith has a long essay on Tom Cotton‘s new book, “Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery,” in the Los Angeles Review of Books. “Sacred Duty is a pretty bad book, thin on research and thick with platitudes,” writes Smith. Nevertheless, Smith writes, he can’t stop thinking about the bad book, and about Tom Cotton. Smith, who teaches English and American studies at Yale and is the author of the prize-winning “The Prison and the American Imagination,” reflects on his own experience growing up in Arkansas around the same time as Cotton, and how the politics of Cotton (and Trump) are rooted in that time and place. A sample: Tom Cotton was born in Arkansas in 1977, and so was I. If you want to understand how Tom Cotton thinks about life and death, I think you need to know a little bit about what our home state was like, back then. Coming of age as a white boy in Arkansas, you could feel very free and very unprotected, all at once. It was a beautiful place and a desperate one, too. It seemed old but also undomesticated. Its landscape, where the South… Read full this story
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