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The Last Debate

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Mike Wallace sits ramrod straight in his chair. His eyes twinkle. A hint of emotion plays at the edge of his mouth; it’s not humor, it’s not hunger. Raw anticipation, not free from malice but fueled by something grander.

His limpid lounge-singer’s eyes half-lidded gaze upon the stage of stiff, almost martial competitors. ‘Tonight,’ he thinks. ‘Tonight will be the night.’ Not just another facile primary debate. Tonight he would put an end to it all.

“This next question,” he begins, and pauses. Wallace licks his lips, obviously in anticipation. “This next question, is for all of the candidates.” Continue reading

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The Prince of the Potomac, Part 2: A More Perfect Union

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Accu.So’s Book Club provides topical analysis of significant political, historical, or otherwise socially relevant texts, classical or contemporary. Suggestions for future readings, comment, or discussion by any of our subscribers who care to read along, are all wholeheartedly encouraged. This series will work from the 1958 W. K. Marriott translation available for free on Gutenberg.org. Continue reading

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The Prince of the Potomac, Part 1: Power Shall Be Vested

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