Once more I am reminded of the chasm between high theory and the quotidian details of political action. It all feels like one of Shakespeare’s history plays or comedies, in which the scenes of drama or love at the very highest level of art and seriousness alternate with scenes of low farce.
After meditating on the terrifying possibility of a nuclear attack on North Korea or Iran triggered by the narcissism and infantile rages of Donald Trump, I turn my attention to trying to get the Ryan Watts Congressional campaign to keep track of the responses to my fund-raising mailing so that when I send a second appeal after Labor Day I can build into the letters a thank you for prior donations. Not exactly rocket science, but it just might induce a few to give again, and at an even higher level. Of such considerations is an on-the-ground political campaign constructed.