The Scent of our Core Values

The hero of  A Scent of a Woman tells us our values in Charlie's coourt scene

Their spirit is dead, if they ever had one.

Want to see a terrific movie?  Rent The Scent of a Woman.  If you’ve already seen it, see it again.

The speech Al Pacino gives at the kid’s hearing, Charlie’s hearing, before the school board is what America is about.

The character Pacino plays, says, “You don’t want to kick Charlie out. NO!  He’ll make this school proud someday.  You want to know why?  He has a soul that cannot be bought, that has not been ripped off.”

Those are some our core values as Americans

We want an entire nation of people whose souls have not been ripped off and cannot be purchased.

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One Response to The Scent of our Core Values

  1. Gail Lawson Clough November 22, 2013 at 9:05 am #

    Dear Mr. Tanenbaum: On this anniversary of the death of JFK, I want to thank you again for your excellent book, Corruption of Blood, which is the best book on the Kennedy assassination, despite the fact that it is fiction. November 22, 1963 seems to be the line of demarcation where we started forgetting our Core Values of striving for excellence and freedom and justice for all. I believe in America and the concept of American Exceptionalism. Thank you for reminding us all in your wonderful books that we must never forget who we are. Like loving married couples renew their vows, we Americans must renew our commitment to integrity, excellence and justice.

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