Han Fei and America

Zach St Clair

Zach St Clair

Zach is an acerbic Midwesterner with a deep love of history, politics, and board games.

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  1. Avatar DensityDuck
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    “The best way to do this is to take the democratic system at its word, and accept that the people — not the elected officials — are the ruler. ”

    As PJ O’Rourke put it, “any government is made of the worst sort of whores. The problem is, in a democracy, the whores are us.”Report

  2. Avatar Keith St. Clair
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    Interesting and well argued.Report

  3. Avatar Ronald Homer
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    “To leave the palace for distant travels, despising the remonstrances of your ministers, which leads to great peril for yourself”

    Visits to North Korea, or disdaining your own Secret Service procedures in order to emphasize glad-handing, or violating procedures for keeping Air Force One or Marine One constantly available for rapid evac, would all theoretically qualify.

    Not to mention holding mass indoor rallies in the days of Covid-19… Remember how Herman Cain died?Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird
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    I loved this essay.

    The problem with The American People is that there isn’t one. It’s legion. Perhaps it’s always been many but that many seems to be multiplying.Report

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