You have an unreasonably high opinion of the human intellect if you believe that sort of rationality was possible so long ago, given that it isn’t even adhered to today.
It’s often said the good die young. By that standard, Moscow Mitch might live a hundred years or more.
Instead, his earlier books were the Byzantine Empire “warmed over.”
Linus, you juvenile delinquent, you.
Buzz Windrip was the name of the president-turned-dictator in Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 novel It Can’t Happen Here. The parallels are chilling.
Stateless-Person McConnell, stripped of U.S. citizenship and deported as an undesirable alien. That would be poetic justice….
D’you really think McConnell is adult enough to be called a “man,” even a little one? Granted, he’s more adult than Windrip, but that isn’t difficult….
“God in die hemel, Willem, Hy is op ons!”
(“Aardvark” is an Afrikaans word, so what else would they speak?)
Don’t you mean “fiddling while the Constitution burns”?
I don’t see a man in the picture — or a woman, for that matter. All I see is McConnell, who is something … less.