Quote of the week

Trump’s electoral fiction floats free of verifiable reality. It is defended not so much by facts as by claims that someone else has made some claims. The sensibility is that something must be wrong because I feel it to be wrong, and I know others feel the same way. When political leaders such as Ted Cruz or Jim Jordan spoke like this, what they meant was: You believe my lies, which compels me to repeat them. Social media provides an infinity of apparent evidence for any conviction, especially one seemingly held by a president.

Timothy Snyder
The New York Times
8 June 2007

Omnipotent God like living in North Korea. . .

I do not agree with Christopher Hitchen’s on the Iraq war, but he can be mercilessly funny and brutal in argument. Here he argues with an interviewer of right wing Fox news channel. I like the bit where he says if there really was an omnipotent God it would be like living in North Korea. . .

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