Books

Reading George Packer’s Last Best Hope: America in crisis and renewal

Reading George Packer’s Last Best Hope: America in crisis and renewal

August 15, 2021

Packer’s Last Best Hope: America in crisis and renewal (Ferrar, Straus & Giroux 2021) has aroused quite a bit of attention and comment in the media. At the heart of the book is Packer’s description of four Americas: Free America, Real America, Smart America, and Just America. The writing is solid and attractive.


Politics

Trump and Republicans bring us a 9/11 every day

Trump and Republicans bring us a 9/11 every day

December 3, 2020

As noted earlier, back in February and March of this year one could just say that the pandemic was an act of nature. But after 9 months of active deception and no leadership by the President and the Republican Party, we need to be clear that this pandemic is Trump’s Pandemic. With just 4.5% of the world’s population the US has 21% of the world cases and 15% of the deaths……to be sure this will get much worse over the coming months.