A Faint Patriotic Beat

George Packer tries to make sense of the current condition in The Atlantic: “How America Fractured Into Four Parts.” An interesting read. I admit that — despite everything — I identify as a patriot and as an American. Particularly I identify as an American artist, a concept that I find irresistible…

The Packer article pairs smoothly with a fresh interview with Anthony Braxton. Braxton loves being an American: Certainly Braxton’s music couldn’t have happened anywhere else.