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Trump and the Politics of Revenge

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016

Chris Wallace asked Trump in the third debate whether he will accept a Clinton victory on November 8. He said that he will make that decision at the time. Pressed on this, he said he would keep us in suspense. Clearly, he could not become President if the popular vote is against him, and the […]

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The Day I Discovered Bob Dylan: Spring, 1962

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016

They say that Americans over age 60 remember where they were when they heard of President Kennedy’s assassination. I surely do. But I also remember where I was when I heard Bob Dylan for the first time, about 18 months before Kennedy died. I was in my rented room close to UCLA, which I attended […]

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Historiography and Destiny

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016

“History is written by the victors.” You probably have read this statement. It’s true as far as it goes. But it misses the point. What is the point? The final victor. Who will be the final victor? This is the issue of eschatology: the doctrine of the last things. Everyone has an eschatology, but most […]

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Oh, My Aching Swaggart Back

Written by Gary North on October 22, 2016

It’s the 30th anniversary of my aching back. It’s better these days. I sit in a Herman Miller Embody chair. Yet the story is a strange one. In 1986, I was speaking at the New Orleans gold conference. I had spoken there several times over the years. My partner John Mauldin had come along. He […]

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The 2016 Election Is Rigged — Fortunately

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

The liberal Democrat site Salon.com has done yeoman service by publishing three excellent articles on how and why the House of Representatives will not go Democratic in November. The GOP rigged the House: Even a massive Donald Trump defeat wouldn’t give Democrats control. This is how the GOP rigged Congress: The secret plan that handcuffed […]

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Hillary Clinton: First-Term Lame Duck

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

We have never seen a campaign like this one. I would like to see lots more. Both of them call each other liars. There are no kid gloves in this race. Trump brought women to the second debate who accuse Bill Clinton of rape. Nothing like this had happened in American history. His campaign has […]

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The Strange Economics of Voting

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.” This is the famous serenity prayer, authored by Reinhold Niebuhr. It was the closest to theological orthodoxy that Niebuhr ever came. It applies to voting. VOTING AND LOTTERIES Voting is […]

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Rudy Giuliani on How Men Talk

Written by Gary North on October 15, 2016

Rudy Giuliani is some sort of advisor/counselor/apologist for Trump. They are both in trouble. He told Jake Tapper: “Men, at times, talk like that.” http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/rudy-giuliani-trump-language-229400Tapper said he had never heard anything like this. Neither have I. Trump is 70 years old. I am 74. We are not quite the same generation, but we are close. […]

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