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The devolution of cool in America

While cool may not be dead, it's rare now.
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 05:50

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Cool was a form of resistance and rebellion that emerged specifically within African-American culture, among people who had to withstand the humiliations of racism without losing their temper, and who didn't see any way to change their political situation.

IF you grew up in the 20th century, there's a decent chance you wanted to be like Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Humphrey Bogart, Albert Camus, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean or Jimi Hendrix. In their own ways, these people defined cool.

The cool person is stoical, emotionally controlled, never

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