It does look as if life promises to be interesting from here on out. May it hold; may we live in interesting times. This was a week of observing the consequences of things that people do, though that won’t last long. Already the Clinton accusation that it was all Comey’s fault (that it was the second letter, in fact, which strikes me as not-too-shrewd an accusation) is being taken up in newspapers across the world. There was a rare moment in which the pollution of lies almost cleared for a few seconds as many of the liars were stunned into an unexpected lull. It seemed as if there was going to be some kind of consensus that the problem was letting Hillary be the candidate. But that moment has obviously passed. Nevertheless, the whole thing does make one interested in politics, at least for a while.

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