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Useful Idiots Then and Now

I discuss what Lenin called “useful idiot” syndrome in today’s column. If you want a longer treatment of the theme, here’s the book.

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Why Is Lin-Manuel Miranda Throwing Away His Shot?

Everybody needs a vacation, and after Hamilton maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda needed one more than most. At some point, though, relaxing becomes loafing. Miranda has a wonderful gift, but what he’s done with it lately is unconscionable. This week marks four years since Miranda’s musical masterpiece Hamilton ... Read More