Politics is the most obvious symptom of a deep cultural divide in which the personal is not only political, but goes deep into our  emotions, intellect… and bodies. The results are insidious.

I admit, I’m obsessed, too. It started so early, I wasn’t even aware of it. Not long after Mr. Frederick invented the inflatable bra, I snuck into the den where my father kept his leather-bound collection of Playboys. Each album was gilded with the year on the spine, just like the World Book Encyclopedias and the Harvard Classics beneath them.

Read full 2016 essay on Yourtango.com here.

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