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As the Occupy Wall St. protests grow and the Tea Party movement speaks in the streets, Sarah wonders about the ideals on which the USA was founded.

The festive season has begun in earnest, here in America. After the small flutter of costumes and candy that Halloween creates at the end of October, the real thing, the Holiday Season, settles in with Thanksgiving, which is dedicated to the cooking and eating of so much meat that humans and refrigerators alike are stuffed and groaning for days after. Halloween has its fair share of commerce but it is Thanksgiving that reminds us that in our sparkling age of high consumption, to be is to buy.

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