This article is both disheartening and “heartening” at the same time. As I started reading it, I thought “Will we be able to survive this man?”, but as I read on I found things to take heart in. There is another key factor in what this author is seeing in how people are mobilizing: the internet. The “Arab Spring” movement occurred because people were connected via the internet. It is why when it happened in Egypt, the first thing the government tried to do was to shut down the internet. We may face an “American Spring” at some moment. But as PF said, in the previous article I posted, “take out into the deep!” “keep rowing!!” “row together”…reyanna
By Jonathan Rauch March 2017 issue The Atlantic on-line
Whatever his intellectual and political gifts, Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, was a cunning and dangerous criminal. For him, issuing illegal orders was literally just another day at the office.
One such day, in July of 1971 (nearly a year before the Watergate break-in), found him ordering his chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman, to execute a burglary. The president was exercised about politically damaging documents that he imagined were possessed by scholars at the Brookings Institution, a respected Washington think tank, where I now work. “We’re up against an enemy, a conspiracy,” Nixon railed, banging on the desk for emphasis. “They’re using any means. We are going to use any means. Is that clear? Did they get the Brookings Institute raided last night?”
Haldeman: “No, sir, they didn’t.”
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