Afternoon Links

The truly forgotten Republican voter

But it seems not to have occurred to them that their paralytic non-response to Trump’s personal barbarity would threaten the party’s future with the truly forgotten Republican voter—the one who worked tirelessly for the common good through the Republican Party until she was told she had to make common cause with those who would elevate a sociopathic misogynist to the presidency of the United States.


We’ve never had a major POTUS candidate whose real goal was doing as much damage to our democracy as possible. This is very dangerous stuff.

Both Evelyn Waugh and T. S. Eliot thought Henry Green was one of the great novelists of the 20th century. He remains mostly unknown.

Truly the Dumbest Generation. Be sure to thank a teacher today.

The survey also revealed a general lack of historical knowledge, especially among young adults. According to the report, one-third (32 percent) of millennials believed that more people were killed under George W. Bush than under Joseph Stalin.

Trump will likely be ruined after this election, but we’re probably stuck with Uday and Qusay for awhile.

I love Canadians so much.

Opium and the Romantics

Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe homes being renovated for historical accuracy

Yes. Please, Mitt.

The IRS delivered the wrong Al Capone pistol to the Mob Museum

The story of Benjamin Franklin’s “most cherished creation,” a glass armonica.

Paul du Quenoy on a new production of Das Rheingold by Chicago’s Lyric Opera

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