A Valhalla unwilling to face the future?

Article by Joel Kotkin

Rural West – June 1996 – Colorado Central Magazine

After nearly a century of ever-intensifying metropolitan growth, American society has begun a march back toward its hinterlands. Reacting to the cacophony of urban life, millions of Americans seemed to be succumbing to what may be called the Valhalla syndrome — a fin de siècle yearning for a heavenly retreat, with the promised reward of a simpler, less complex existence.

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