Neal Gabler has an front page editorial in today’s LA TIMES on how Walt Disney represented the best and the worst of Amerian ideals, pop culture and patriotism.

Yet it is in Disney’s odd combination of libertarianism and liberalism, optimism and cynicism, nostalgia and futurism, faith and doubt that one may find not only the real man but the real America he represented.

(Image above, by David Gothard, illustrated Gabler’s piece on the front page of the CURRENT section. It was scanned from my copy of the paper. LA Times apparently does not have it on their website).