The angst of anticipation
I know it’s not anthropology, but. Can I just say. That I cannot concentrate. On anthropology or anything else. Because all I can think about are the U.S. elections. I just tore myself away from the Obama ’08 website because I was staring at it and starting to cry. I, who regularly pronounce my pompous disdain for patriotism, I just bought an American flag online, and had it shipped by express mail, so that it will arrive in time so that when Obama wins, less than a week from now, I can run through this Australian university campus waving the flag above my head and hooting. Somebody, please, help me to recover the dignity of ironic detachment from politics. I need to go back to editing thesis drafts for my students.