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Lessons of history

Lessons of history

I have often talked about the Trump phenomenon and the collapse of America in such terms Lev Tolstoy on Afghanistan: “It Happened Because it had to Happen”   When an apple has ripened and falls, why does it fall? Because of its attraction to the earth, because its stalk withers, because it is dried by the sun, because it grows heavier, because the wind shakes it, or because the boy standing below wants to eat it? Nothing is the cause….

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