Trump’s Plot Against America

When life imitates art, what are you going to do about it?

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Con man smile, Photo: Wikimedia Commons
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WE BE THERE

The first novel that came to my mind in 2016 when, unbelievably, Trump won the presidency (through the de-merits of our electoral system) was the 1970 satire Being There by Jerzy Kazinski. You might recall that even Trump was surprised at his unpredicted (Russia-assisted?) win. You might have seen the film with Peter Sellers. Chance, or Chauncey Gardiner, a distinguished simpleton unwittingly becomes a sought-after political commentator on the ways of the world by uttering facile phrases that have more to do with his inner (perhaps autistic) fantasy world, than external reality.

TRUMP’S PLOT AGAINST AMERICA

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Charles Lindbergh, aviation hero and Nazi sympathizer, ran for president in 1940.

Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.

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