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The Dreaded Populism

Like Mattias Tannhauser at the siege of Malta, President Trump is besieged on all sides. Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump is likely to be snubbed by the high society of Washington, DC. And so too was Mary Lincoln snubbed while … Continue reading

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Let The Squabbles Begin

Besieged on all sides like at the 1565 siege of Malta, Donald Trump surpassed odds and fended off the attackers. Now that the siege is ending and Mr. Trump is settling in as president, the normal phase of petty inter-party … Continue reading

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Atavism In Action

Atavism lurks within both “left” and “right”. The meritocracy has become an inbred aristocracy where “refined” atavism is displayed in the February 2017 issue of Harper’s magazine. Atavistic yearnings have even allowed torture into the discussion. Torture along with blood … Continue reading

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