In the case of a narcissist it’s not always easy to tell lies from bullshit–but they are always intended to build power and get recognition.
Even in a pandemic, the work of a propogandist is never done.
In How Democracies Die, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt examine the fact that democracies increasingly die long, slow deaths at the hands of elected leaders (Hitler, Chavez, Erdogan) who subvert the very processes and institutions that brought them to power.
After getting roughed up in the north, he came south to see some old friends. They bucked him up. People Continue reading
Which is exactly why you should not vote for him.
One hundred years ago, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. first explained that mass democracies are free markets of political ideas. Don’t let the government suppress dissent, he argued, even in time of war. Only a free marketplace can sift good policies from bad.
I was in the 6th or 7th grade (1964?) when I asked Nana, who left Connemara in the 1920s, “Why did you come to America?”
“To eat,” she replied.
[This op-ed appeared last week in Charleston’s Post & Courier.] It’s gut-check time for Republicans. Are they the party Donald Trump Continue reading