The Man Behind the Cardigan

Trudeau, Garry
May 1978
New Republic;5/20/78, Vol. 178 Issue 20, p20
Presents an interview with Duane P. Delacourt, U.S. President Jimmy Carter's secretary of symbolism. Definition of symbolism; Receptiveness of people to symbols; Explanation on why he gave President Jimmy Carter copies of Erich Fromm's "The Forgotten Language" and Harold Bayley's "The Lost Language of Symbolism," before he composed his victory speech; Symbols used in the White House; Reaction on public opinion pollster Patrick Cadell's denouncement of the books; Writing of a position paper on the apple pie motif for the Richard Nixon Administration.


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