Dispatches from Solitude

It’s here. Edited by Bradford Morrow, the 75th Issue of Conjunctions titled, Dispatches from Solitude.

While plagues have historically fostered every kind of loss—of freedom, of livelihood, of hope, of life itself—the isolation of grim eras such as the one we are now experiencing can also provoke introspection, fresh curiosity, and, with luck and mettle, singular creativity. If necessity is the mother of invention, so can deprivation generate art that might not otherwise have come into being, the constraints of sequestration thus giving rise to many voices and visions.

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Traitor Tot

3a82e64e55338887cdadfcaf4d1d099bI acknowledge that the T***p administration probably has done more to destroy American Democracy that any force in history, and that includes the bad guys in World War II. But at times the relationship between T***p and his detractors is something straight out of PeeWee’s Big Adventure: “I know you are but what am I?”

We have all witnessed the attempts at belittling and damaging character that T***p regularly spouts: Liddle or Crooked or Sleepy or Fake. I have always taken these childish epithets to be a sign of the weakness of the T***p position. If you have no good argument and are severely limited in your skills of persuasion, then call your opponent a name and make it sound like you are the superior party when it’s obvious to any critically thinking observers that you are a loser.

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