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Trump vis-à-vis Hitler

      “Anyone who thinks Trump is Hitler never studied European history.” comnet posted by a reader of an op ed piece, The York Times, May 9, 2017       *****************************************************     An acquaintance of mine posted … Continue reading

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re Melania’s outfit and its designer

      “There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as ‘moral indignation,’ which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.” — Erich Fromm, Man for Himself: An Inquiry into … Continue reading

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Frank Bruni in defense of the “deplorables”

  Other factors conspired in the party’s debacle. One in particular haunts me. From the presidential race on down, Democrats adopted a strategy of inclusiveness that excluded a hefty share of Americans and consigned many to a “basket of deplorables” … Continue reading

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A Response to the “Cultural Appropriation” Zealots

  fiction-and-identity-politcs-lionel-shriver-sppech   Attached in the above Word document is the full text of a speech by author Lionel Shriver, “Fiction and Identity Politics,” which Ms. Shriver delivered at the Brisbane Writers Festival on September 8, 2016. As noted in … Continue reading

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