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Thursday, April 27, 2017

THE KUSHNER KONNECTION

The NY TIMES today has a detailed account of the extensive business connections of the Kushner family with a network of rather questionable financiers in Africa and Europe.

More and more, I think that the Trumps and Kushners are to the world of established international finance as Smerdyakov is to the old man and his three legitimate children in The Brothers Karamazov:  The bastard who, by taking Ivan at his word, reveals the inner evil of his nihilism.  They give the phrase "naked capitalism" renewed meaning.

1 comment:

Charles Pigden said...

But if the Trumps and the Kushners are collectively Smerdyakov, who exactly is Ivan? (I'm teaching Dostoevsky next week and the week after - it's on my mind.)