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Why did Trump just harangue and hang up on the Australian Prime Minister?

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Nick Nicholas’ answer to Do Americans agree that the Prime Minister of Australia should have been treated the way he was by President Trump during their first phone call? In retrospect, that was more an answer to this question than that one. TL;DR: Trump did it, because he’s not remotely interested in being a statesman, […]

Do Americans agree that the Prime Minister of Australia should have been treated the way he was by President Trump during their first phone call?

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/no-gday-mate-on-call-with-australian-pm-trump-badgers-and-brags/2017/02/01/88a3bfb0-e8bf-11e6-80c2-30e57e57e05d_story.html?postshare=5521485995853318&tid=ss_tw-bottom&utm_term=.a1028a3b51e3 So, we’re kicking back at the office, 2 PM, and my COO flicks his phone as I’m coding, and says “hey, the Aussie dollar’s up 1 cent!” And I look at him, and I look at my colleague, and she says, “OK, what’s Trump done now?” And I pop onto The Age newspaper, and […]

Are we done creating great works of literature?

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Something more complicated has happened than that. We have left behind a world where there was a well-regulated Canon of literature, and where the masses paid attention to scholars who would identify that Canon. We live now instead in a world where taste have become democratized, and more subject to market forces than to elite […]

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