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For a nation with such a short history, we seem to cherish it. Maybe it's our cultural insecurity? Is there an ethnic American? If not, is there at least an ideosyncratic culture that is so distinctly different from all the rest, that we can feel some sort of national identity? Some kind of belonging that's as strong as the roots that the Germans, Japanese, Hmong, Zulu, Navaho, or Indigenous Australian peoples feel?
Is that why we lovingly preserve these 270 year old constructions of the long extinct Shaker movement? Of course they removed their seeds from the gene pool, but not their craft, whose influence lingers on particularly in fine furniture. Dunno.... Thoughts?