We shut our eyes to the beginnings of evil because they are small, and in this weakness is contained the germ of our defeat.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in Aids to Reflection

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Election Day, November 8, 2016

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Wouldn’t it be nice if our media commentators, intellectuals, and voting public were properly and well-educated so they might be able to claim a modest amount of wisdom to diminish their excessive ignorance and endless foolishness.

How American life might then differ for the better.  But alas, fools are aplenty.

How perfect is silence in this present circumstance.