We Are Americans


February 20, 2017

H.L. Mencken once said, “On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

Trump is no moron.

While Trump is brusque, narcissistic and egotistical, he is no moron. While recycling that quote is amusing, it is dangerous. Its use simply provides another excuse for supporters of Trump to dismiss those who have concerns. That, in effect, is what Mr. Trump wants. Trump is using the extreme partisanship in America to great advantage.

In the March issue of Atlantic Monthly, David...

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