Revisiting history in search of an analogy

Revisiting history in search of an analogy

There’s a piece in The Guardian today called “Should We Even Go There?” in which historians discuss whether it’s wise to compare TrumpismĀ and fascism. For my part, I doubt that “Trumpism” even exists as a coherent concept, and...
Not bitter, not quitting: Done playing the old game

Not bitter, not quitting: Done playing the old game

A dear friend from college (I won’t say “old” friend, since she’s anything but) recommended a link to a piece on The Bitter Southerner the other day. Here’s the engine driving the thing, crafted in response to the suggestion that we...

Things we lost in the fire

What did we lose yesterday? We lost the environment, and by extension, all hope of dampening the accelerating impact of global warming. To my mind, that dwarfs all the other suffering that’s headed our way. We lost the Supreme Court for a generation, and with...

Hey GOPers: Just how dumb do they think you are?

I don’t know whether this has shown up in your personalized news feed, but on December 16, Donald Trump is scheduled to appear in federal court in the state of New York. The topic: A civil lawsuit alleging that Trump and a former friend/associate —...

Leaving Boone, 1984

Originally published on Facebook on Oct. 15, 2014, on the 30th anniversary of my departure. dc Exactly 30 years ago this morning, I kissed my beautiful 21-year-old wife and sent her off to class, tucked a change of clothes and a paperback copy of the Nick Adams...
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