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Halftime in America

7 February 2012

11:58 AM

7 February 2012

11:58 AM

Is this Chrysler ad, aired during the Superbowl, political? Sure it is, in the way that almost any call to ur-American greatness ends up being political. But it’s not necessarily an endorsement, even of the dog-whistling variety, of the present administration. You can make a substitution too, after all. Mind you, it is tricky to imagine a British equivalent of this advert that would not be subjected to much mockery and laughter. Cue the old saw about two countries divided by a common language.


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