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The left side of the picture confirms the story: Decorative plants, healthy but not too exuberant, reach just to the lower edge of another gilded frame, with barely a leaf or two spilling over the marble of the Greek revival fireplace.

Its a totem pole, Harvard faculty club version: Reason (embodied in classical Greek proportions) upholds a tamed Nature, which in turn supports human taste for a certain luxury and Pride in our wisdom and power, as expressed by the gilt-edged painting.

Thus we have a President who seems to feel that capitalist hubris (gilt) is not exaggerated as long as reason, nature and profit are in their proper order. The same President who argued for a certain amount of off-shore drilling, just not so much as to make a mess.


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