Hail to the Minivan, Dowdy but Not Out

J. Peder Zane, writing for the New York Times:

Now, then, is the right time not to bury the minivan but to praise it. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but a minivan has never been just a minivan. Like muscle cars and sport utility vehicles, it has also been a powerful symbol and a metaphor, of hopes and dreams, as well as compromises and disappointments. Its history is inextricably braided to major social and economic trends as well as to gender politics that have reshaped America since the 1980s.

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