... I can hear someone saying, “It’s academic. Rockwell’s world never existed. It was a fantasy Americans created to flatter themselves.”
Yeah, well, Quentin Tarantino’s world doesn’t exist either, but it doesn’t keep people from using his films as a cultural reference.
Frank, at BOOKS, INQ., recommends you read the whole thing: "The Shack-up License" ..... I agree with him.