But if Seth delights a crowd, that’s nothing compared to the way Trump delights his Cabinet. God, they love him. Their praise is positively fawning! The praise any good autocrat can expect from those who serve him.
(As recounted by David Margolick for the New Yorker, our leader may have gotten the hang of this from the birthday parties his mentor, Roy Cohn, used to throw. Except that a great many people, including close friends of mine, truly liked the reptilian Cohn, and enjoyed blowing him encomia. With Trump, I’m not sure Reince Priebus, et al, were having as much fun.)
This six-minute interview with Fareed Zakaria is Canada’s foreign minister’s thoughtful praise of America’s role in the world these past 70 years — for which she thanks us sincerely — and her lament at our having stepped aside. Thoughtful and important.
Quote of the Day
The future is disorder. A door like this had cracked open five or six times since we got up on our hind legs. It is the best possible time to be alive, when almost everything you thought you knew is wrong.~Tom Stoppard, Arcadia
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