Worth remembering that his “shining city” rhetoric was a con job itself, derived from the creepy fact he believed the movies unreeling in his head. The notion that America has fallen from some golden-idyll era has plagued my entire adult life. The riveting revelations of The Way We Never Were gave me one of the few bright moments of relief from the hammering of fear and anger. Very timely reissue. When you live and react out of fear, you make bad decisions.