Author: Paul Campos

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No free lunch

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On July 22, 2019
In 1842, Charles Dickens took a tour of the United States, giving lectures to large crowds. Although all the great novels of his maturity lay in the future — he was only 29 at the beginning of the tour — he was already internationally famous. Dickens wrote up his observations in American Notes. He was […]

Good for the Jews

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On July 18, 2019

Check out this thread from Jake Tapper: Note how Tapper simply transcribes the accusation (from Democratic members of Congress) that Omar and Tliab — who the president of the United States is at

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American Greatness

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On July 17, 2019
If you delve at all into the psychosexual world of the American right wing (don’t try this at home kids) you will soon discover that a significant amount of both America’s history and its current condition can be understood as the product of an endless moral panic over the idea of white women having sex […]
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Slow learner

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On July 16, 2019
George Conway, husband of the Mouth of Sauron, has just figured out that Donald Trump is like, really racist: To this day, I can remember almost the precise spot where it happened: a supermarket parking lot in eastern Massachusetts. It was the mid-1970s; I was not yet a teenager, or barely one. I don’t remember […]
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