The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.
Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 April 20, 1982) was an American poet, writer, and Librarian of Congress. He is associated with the modernist school of poetry.