A World Tour of Chicanery and Stupidity

In one of his essays, Henry James asserted that goodness is apt to be weak, that folly is apt to be defiant, that imbeciles are in great places.  His aphorism is fitting when considering modern figures on the chessboard of political and social events across the globe, in the Congo; in Norway; in Moscow; at Oxford University; and in Washington, D.C.  You may have heard of a special counsel investigation headed by Robert S. Mueller, set up on May 17, 2017 to examine possible links or "collusion" between the presidential campaign in 2016 of Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin and Russian government officials.  At this point, it cannot be said to be the glow that lights a star on the brink of political sagacity. After an inquiry of more than a year and a half, it remains to be seen whether the conclusion will provide evidence of any "collusion," or whether the whole operation was a witch hunt or a partisan hoax.  But...(Read Full Article)
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