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Donald Trump is a lying liar who lies.

Obama and books

President Obama talks about the importance of books in his life and his administration. Earlier, he shared his list of essential reads. (The Power Broker is popping up all over the place for me lately. I think the universe is trying to suggest my next read.)

Who would think to call John Lewis “all talk, talk, talk—no action or results”? Who would have the impoverished language to dismiss the whole of John Lewis as “sad”? As it happens, the President-elect of the United States. John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the Meaning of Legitimacy, David Remnick

Shakespeare in a Year

Do you want to read all of Shakespeare’s works this year? Of course you do! Here is a reading schedule to help you out.

The Arc

At just the right moment, John Scalzi reminds us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”. That bend towards justice cannot be taken for granted however: it depends on the work of people who continue to strive for justice day after day, realizing that their work will never be done.

It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there’s not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination. Gabriel García Márquez, The Art of Fiction No. 69

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