This isn’t the death of civilization. It’s just the culture in which we live. And from this vantage point, a display of mass modesty, like the kind represented on the V-J Day “Command Performance,” comes as something of a refreshing shock, a glimpse into another world. It’s funny how the nation’s mood was at its most humble when its actual achievements were at their most extraordinary.
modesty하고 American culture, 상상이 되질 않아. 더군다나 civilized man은 일상에서 사라졌는지도 모르겠어.