Month: December 2016

The strange delusions of our politics

The cult classic, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb,” is among my favorite films. Released in 1964, it’s a brilliant satire of a certain paranoid period in recent American history. It was a time when fears of a nuclear-armed Soviet Union infused politics with a sense of doom;…
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Down the rabbit hole to TrumpLand

If you’re feeling a little like Alice in TrumpLand these days, it’s no wonder. Reality has been turned upside-down, grossly distorted, rendered a hall-of-mirrors hallucination. We’re going down the rabbit hole to find the Mad Hair, er, Hatter. It seems just a couple of months ago (it was, wasn’t it?) that Donald Trump was running…
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