Democracies always have a tough time because they run counter to the base ego mind. It thus requires a certain amount of enhanced intellect to understand and appreciate a democracy. And in our diverse culture, which runs against the tribal impulse, democracy has an especially tough time.

Currently, crudely puts, small d democrats out number the dunces 60/40, so there is a chance that the country will survive Trump and his MAGA hats.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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