I don't know what's wrong with America. So I asked my great old Pop.
Great to hear from the man whose final words in Devil's Delusion suggested a sad but acquiescent retirement from strife. (I sense irony in his 1986 title, Black Mischief. . .
Thanks for this. A remarkably erudite take on the US cultural scene. I have seen nothing to equal it. One hopes it could be published for a wider audience but that would provoke a titanic Twitter rage, cancellation calamities, death threats, etc. Maybe the Tablet? On the other hand, Berlinski pere is not on Twitter and that is what makes his opinions so insightful. It would also insulate him from the inevitable fall out - plus Paris residency.
They all know he’s nuts? Didn't your father just finish talking about une déformation professionnelle?
What commentary on Trump now is complete without some kind of a cheap assessment? So, yes, I'm going with "trivial observations."
When the answer to the question what is the problem is - just enjoy the the swan song - and for heaven sake don't be deluded into thinking Trump or Biden is a meaningful choice. There is no fix - just psychic wounds. Black America can figuratively forgive white America but can either forgive themselves - Never Again means all lives matter and all psychic wounds must be shared.
A rant full of pearls. Loved it. Can I hear more?
I guess by Claire's lights our 150,000 dead from COVID-19 would all miraculously be living still had Hillary Clinton only been elected POTUS. Typical NeverTrumper butt sniffing. Comments like "Trump is nuts" imply that millions of us who voted for him are simply incapable of sound judgement. If corrupt DC figures like Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden reflect sanity I'll remain here with the blinkered and lowborn, thanks.
Thank you both for an entertaining and refreshingly literate respite from reality!
So nice to read about you and Daddy together. At one point in my life I realized there is a tremendous upside to being on a ship with no particular destination (which is probably why it is the cruise of choice for many); one is NEVER off-course. What often gets lost is that one is never ON course either. Where are you going with all this Claire? What is the goal? What are you seeking exactly? What is the point to all this? What is the purpose of human existence anyways? If there is a clear answer then please share it. If not, shouldn't we clear that up first? Jewish Tradition teaches that all Jewish souls who would ever live stood at the revelation at Mt. Sinai. I think you were standing just in front of me to my left...that's why I like you so much. I'm pretty sure I remember your Pop too.