Invitation to the Party

Before I get to your latest post, I want to recall two important points, one from my last reply, and the other from yours the time before. These two points are, one, the recent discovery of a culture that systematically practices male genitalia mutilation; and, two,...

All the Presidents’ Representations

It seems to me that I might have once read a book possibly entitled The Dark Side of Camelot maybe by Seymour M. Hersh plausibly published under the imprint of Back Bay Books tentatively by Little, Brown and Company putatively in the year 1997. That book reminds me of...

Democracy is Socialism

While you’re in the midst of moving, I thought I’d catch up on a few back items which my current reading has brought to mind. At the beginning of a recent post, you referred to a poet named Ruth Stone who, appropriately enough, with a metaphor said if you see a fast...

The Wall is a Dike

If you’re bothered by the royal family of Britain now, you should have been alive — I mean an adult:  a being of passion reason — when Shy Di was regular news in the major media, and permanent news in the grocery tabloids.  I should know.  I’m very fond of food.  And...

What is Conservative? Not Republican!

First, let me address a few of the topics left over from last time, then I’ll consider your fearsome fears concerning Attila the Trump.  But first I will admire your phrase, “in contempt of conversation.”  It’s a great description of the loud silence that most...

Republican Fun with Aristocrats and Socialists

This just in. I’ve been lately reading around in a large volume of the late Christopher Hitchens’ essays entitled Arguably, which is arguably not a title.  But since Chris isn’t here anymore, I won’t argue with him.  The dead deserve the dignity of a decent repose. ...

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