A LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER, ROBERT ELLSBERG - September 2017
As I write, the echoes of Charlottesville—the tiki-torch-lit march of white men shouting Nazi slogans; the murder of Heather Heyer; the President’s defense of “good people” who were only trying to defend their heritage--still reverberate. Perhaps by the time this is posted some new distraction will have claimed our attention. But let’s not be too quick to move on.
Many Americans delight in the leadership of Donald Trump, relish his unvarnished assertions of American power, and believe in his vow to “Make America Great Again.” There are, on the other hand, a growing number who find themselves incredulous before the daily displays of intemperance, dishonesty, self-aggrandizement, and school-yard bullying that have marked the past seven months.