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In order to appreciate the thoughts of the Niebuhr family you have to be willing to read books and consider deeper, more complex arguments. Neither Mr. Trump nor his followers, nor any of the denizens of weasel news nor conservative talk radio are willing to do so (more likely incapable of doing so). In the case of Mr. Trump, I suspect he is LESS capable of doing so with each passing day. Today’s Republican party has willfully remade itself to fit the name the “know nothing party.”

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