The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture - Study Guide Chapters 25 through 28 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 25: Oakton Manor and Camp Kawaga

Although Camp Kawaga in Chicago that Mamet attended was a summer camp for Jewish children, they were forced to take part in Christian events. They were made to go to "chapel" on Sunday, listen to Ave Maria and listen to the General MacArthur's poem written for his son that contained many Christian references. Another element of Mamet's childhood memories of summers in Chicago was Oakton Manor. It was similar to the Catskills and was a playground for adult Jews who were restricted from other hotels and resorts.

Chapter 26: Feminism

Feminism is another area of political correctness that Mamet has confronted in his work. He was criticized for being a misogynist by a female critic for his play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago. What the woman missed was that the play was about misogyny which did mean that Mamet...

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