That the existential may be absolutely distinct, as some ultimate 'false consiousness,' from the structural and social significance of a collective phenomenon, surely as a possibility rendered more plausible by the fact of global imperialism, in terms of which the meaning of a given nation-state - for everyone else on the globe - may be wildly at odds from their own inner experiences and their own interior daily life. Eisenhower wore a well-known smile for us but an equally well-known scowl for foreigners beyond our borders, as the state portraits in any U.S. consulate during those years dramatically attested.

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