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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

O Tempora! O Mores!

Young Augustus

Too much lately have I read about the despicable Karl Rove, the witless George W. Bush, and the malevolent and villainous Richard Nixon.

I was discussing things with Arsen yesterday whether we were in a time parallel to that of the rise of Augustus in Rome....

I still wonder. Nixon was as ghastly and treacherous as Tiberius; Bush was as useless as Caligula. Rove was and is the spirit of a base people in base times: a personification of all that is wrong politically, whose influence was so exceedingly large and baleful that those who come after him look like feeble midgets - the Cains, the Romneys, the Gingriches.


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