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Across the pond at the Times Literary Supplement, in an essay called "Steve Bannon, Heir to Plato" -- and to the think, the New York Times' exegesis was only called "What Does Steve Bannon Want?" -- the Lenin thang appeared again, as a sharp-eyed reader informed me, in the following line.

This juncture is probably how Bannon, who once compared himself to Lenin, views the 2016 elections. 

Oh, what the heck -- I decided to tweet my little story to the writer, Nicholas Barrett.

Here is how our conversation went:



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Something that should be common knowledge in evaluating the Ron Radosh claim that Steve Bannon said to him, "I am a Leninist" (which Bannon denies) at David Horowitz's November 2013 book party is that Radosh was exposed as a prevaricator and a fraud at Breitbart News in the fall of 2013 under the helmsmanship of Steve Bannon.

For example, I did it here -- but that was nothing next to the highly enjoyable evisceration Vladimir Bukovsky and Pavel Stroilov performed on Radosh and David Horowitz's Frontpage Magazine both here.

It's just something to bear in mind on evaluating sources. The...

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The main reason Donald Trump, one month into his presidency, is surely the most embattled president in US history is not only because he campaigned on an agenda which, if executed, will destroy the corrupt and elitist ancien regime, but also because it will expose it.

It's that simple. The opportunity -- the threat -- is unprecedented and in all probability unique. Only someone as giant as Trump could even attempt to expose it, or  "drain the swamp."

I received a very nice email this month from a 65-year-old man who was just finishing American Betrayal and, as he put it, "seeing the world with very new eyes." 

He wrote:

With Trump's Swamp-Drainer persona riding high, American Betrayal rightly now finds itself at the center of the universe of American discourse, it seems. It might be described as a map of the swamp, even.

A map of the swamp -- I like that. 

American Betrayal is...

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During a "listening session" yesterday on domestic and international human trafficking, President Trump announced that "solving the human trafficking epidemic is a priority" for the Trump administration." 

I want to make it clear today that my administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking. ... It's getting worse and it's happening in the United States in addition to the rest of the world, but it's happening in the United States, which is terrible.  

 It's a very, very terrible problem. It's not talked about enough. People don't know enough about it.  And we're going to talk about it, and we're going to bring it out into the open and hopefully we're going to do a great deal to help prevent some of the horrific -- really horrific -- crimes that are taking place. 

And I can see -- I really can say, in this country, people don't realize how bad it is in this country, but in this country and all over the world.

It is certainly...

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As not everybody knows because most people have no time for such fluff, The Washington Post has unveiled a motto: "Democracy dies in the darkness."

I used to write for a newspaper with a motto -- the late, lamented Dispatch International. Ours was from Thomas Jefferson: “Freedom of the press cannot be limited without being lost. In 2013, Lars Hedegaard, editor in chief, was very nearly was assassinated by a Danish Muslim (who later disappeared into ISIS) for doing his job as a journalist and commentator regarding the limitations Islam and the establishment (I don't how to say "swamp" in Danish) seek to impose on free speech and other matters.

I will still take Thomas Jefferson over a misremembered line from Star Trek 14, but note of the delusional aspect. In the Post's fever dream, it, the Post, is this sleek light-sword slicing the galactic darkness where democracy...

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