E Pluribus Unum, from the Latin, “out of one many” was adopted in 1776 to signify a union of states and federal government. Benjamin Franklin also warned: “We have a republic—if we can keep it.” After 225 years the states may eliminate the electoral college without a Constitutional Amendment and prevent the election of a crypto fascist like Trump, who may serve only one term if incompetence is invoked under the 25th Amendment or a new congress takes over from radical Republicans posturing as conservatives and holds impeachment hearings. I knew this charlatan in college and later in bankruptcy court and his wanton ignorance and malice knows no limits. Mussolini?
At 70, going on 50, sailing with Senator Warren over Buzzards Bay toward the shallow hills of Falmouth, Massachusetts, I seek a reprieve from phantom candidates posturing in a specious election pitched at halfwits—charlatans, mountebanks—: Hubris & Tyranny!
At a recent book club luncheon in Sunnyvale my readers asked very perceptive questions and made strong suggestions for a movie version of the book: what character to clarify; what scenes to leave out and where the core of the story lies. In this video I answer the question “who are your favorite authors of past 100 years.”
What do you do with your stock market gains after Brexit? Support the EU and buy Italian! Or, hope that Britain and Norway form their own EU, enjoy North Sea Oil and elastic prosperity as one of my long-ago Oxford professors might have said
For over a year my blog has presented a span of inquiry— from literature to politics to my own writing to satire—and this blessed state elevates everything to a proper footing. I bid you farewell and fond wishes as I end this travail! —on a brimming Father’s Day…