Jeff reviews Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian, by Richard Aldous, and reflects on Arthur Schlesinger, his age, and our own.
Absent “fair representation,” Edmund Randolph of Virginia warned the Constitutional Convention, “the injustice of the Govt. will shake to its foundations.” These are the stakes facing the Court this week.
No President in modern memory has made more noise. Yet no President in modern memory has given fewer speeches to lesser effect.
With Republicans on the Hill growing restive, and with the Russia investigation now in the experienced hands of a former F.B.I. director, Trump may be about to find out how loyal his people are willing to be.
It is not a stretch to say that Trump knows less about policy, history, the workings of government, and world affairs than any of the men who preceded him as President.
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