Trump reinvents presidential demeanor
Steven Rouach

Monkey in Renaissance Court

Steven, aside from stealing my name and spelling it incorrectly, I confess to being awed by your wit and bewildered by your insight. As I am old, let me recycle a trope from centuries ago, the


What is old becomes new again

Hundreds of years ago the world was ruled by kings, who were attended by court jesters and these courts sometimes displayed live monkeys from Africa as exotic amusements.

Kings are not much in style any more, but displaying an impeached former President might be a salutatory lesson about letting people who think the Presidency of the United States should become a royal family.