The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture Setting & Symbolism

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U.S. Constitution

The U.S. Constitution is often referred to in The Secret Knowledge. Mamet feels that Conservatives are more in line with the Constitution than are Liberals.

Hope and Change

Mamet derides the Obama Presidential campaign for its use of "hope and change" as a reason to vote for someone.

The Left

The American Left is comprised of those who are members of the Democratic political party. They are also called Liberals and they support big government.

The Right

The American Right is comprised of those who are members of the Republican political party. They are also called Conservatives and they support a limited government.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot, is a play by David Mamet. He was criticized for being a misogynist because misogyny is the subject of the play.

Free Market

Conservatives believe in the Free Market where businesses can fail or thrive...

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