Jan. 29th, 2017

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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/philip-roth-e-mails-on-trump

The master himself speaks about his eerily prescient novel and current politics.
"I found much that was alarming about being a citizen during the tenures of Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. But, whatever I may have seen as their limitations of character or intellect, neither was anything like as humanly impoverished as Trump is: ignorant of government, of history, of science, of philosophy, of art, incapable of expressing or recognizing subtlety or nuance, destitute of all decency, and wielding a vocabulary of seventy-seven words that is better called Jerkish than English.”

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