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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)

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    Life West of Luxor

    Wilderness is basic to the identity of American civilisation. The notion of a promised land, as dreamt of by the Hudson River School or Ansel Adams, say, was inseparable from the vast Western frontier. The country’s cultural and economic history might meet its logical conclusion in Las Vegas, where the abolition of nature is all part of the show. Truth and literacy have given way to spectacle and illusion: an exaggerated microcosm of America and our culture at large; the gilded facades and aureate columns sampled from dead civilisations now redolent of a new empire in decline.

    (Roderick Banham, excerpt)