Clippings: “The Woodward Book” (Sept. 12, 2018)

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“We risk being the first people in history to have been
able to make their illusions so vivid, so persuasive,
so ‘realistic’ that they can live in them.”

-Daniel J. Boorstin,
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961)

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The Woodward Book. Bob Wood’ward’s book is titled Fear, and we
should take that title seriously: Be afraid, be very, very afraid. Read “Nobody’s Heroes” at:
https://slate.com/culture/2018/09/bob-woodwards-new-book-fear-trump-in-the-white-house-reviewed.html

See also “The New Resistance: Steadying or Upending Democracy” at:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/opinion/anonymous-oped-senior-official-trump-adminimstration-reaction.html

See also “The madness is pouring out of the White House now,
for all to see” at:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/06/white-house-anonymous-nyt-op-ed-woodward

November 6, 2018. Politicians often say, “The only poll that counts is the
one on election day.” For a forecast, see ” What Liberal Organizers Are Seeing on
the Ground in 2018″ at:
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/09/trump-midterms-working-america/569452/

Strange Defenders. Who ever thought that former CIA officials would turn
out to be our defenders of threats to democracy from within? Read “Why so many
former intelligence officers are speaking out” (Article attached) at:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-intelligence-officers-cant-stay-silent-right-now/2018/09/07/f561907a-b206-11e8-aed9-

Respecting the American Flag. See this individual reflection by Jeff Cooper at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTHi1ST2wNI&feature=youtu.be

(Thanks to Dorian Mintzer for alerting me to this)