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Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Joe Henderson: Making America afraid again

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It was a dark and stormy night … That oft-mocked opening to novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 work “Paul Clifford” – hey, no plagiarizing here; I give credit – seems to have inspired Donald Trump’s downbeat vision of America today. Shining city on a hill? More like Dracula’s castle at the bottom of a deep ravine. What Trump was really trying to do was Make America Afraid Again in his acceptance speech Thursday night to close the Republican convention. After planting that…

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