[Ads-l] post-rational

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 10 16:31:07 UTC 2015


Aren't the Know-Nothings an interesting parallel to the Donald's success,
with the irony that the original Know-Nothings were anti-rich and
anti-German?

DanG

On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 8:48 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Ho ho!  I detect the irony of one who knows history *and* politics.
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> On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > On Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
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> > wrote:
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> > > "[P]erhaps the United States has crossed over into a post-rational
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> > > that cares little about facts and reality or serious policy ideas and
> > > respectful debate, but rather is a nation moved by anger and ridicule,
> > fear
> > > and nationalism."
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> > That's a nightmarish thought!
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