Tag Archives: Trump Tweets

Try Doing Something

Fans of obscure nineteenth century British aphorisms tend to like William Shenstone, who once said that the world may be divided into people that read, people that write, people that think, and fox-hunters. That’s a British thing. Those brutal and cruel, … Continue reading

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Leadership and Decency

Crisis doesn’t build character or destroy it. No one is changed by a crisis, for better or worse. No one suddenly becomes a hero, or a cowardly villain. People are who they are. Crises do no more than reveal character. … Continue reading

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Just Saying Things

Hollywood, Sunday, February 24, 2019 – There’s a glow in the distance, about ten blocks east. That’s the Oscars. They’re handing out the little gold statues again. This happens every year. The locals hide, but everything will be back to … Continue reading

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The Two Missing Days

Things should have stopped for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but things didn’t stop. No one paid attention, but now that won’t do. Odd things have been happening. The New York Times’ Katie Rogers was keeping track: President Trump retooled … Continue reading

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Shaming Trump

It was Vienna. It was 1923. Sigmund Freud published The Ego and the Id – an attempt to clarify why everyone is so screwed up. He knew why. Everyone is conflicted. Everyone is of three minds. Freud gave them names. The … Continue reading

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The Three Tweets of Rage

Donald Trump can be impressive, in an odd crude way, but no one likes a whiner. Shakespeare is impressive, subtle and insightful, but no one likes King Lear – his least-performed tragedy. Lear is a whiner. The rich old king, losing his … Continue reading

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An Irrational Entertainment

Samuel Johnson liked his cat, Hodge, but he wasn’t so sure about people. He could be a sour fellow. He thought the American Revolution was a stupid idea. He compiled the first English dictionary – he was angry that the … Continue reading

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