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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Should We Re-read
“Seven Days in May?”

February 19, 2017 --

Lately, leftists have been promoting novels that warn about the end of democracy in America. To LPR’s knowledge, there has been silence over suggestions from the left that a military coup will be needed to save the country from Trumpism. LPR, therefore, would suggest that patriots re-read “Seven Days in May, ” by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II – or get the film version, starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas.

For present purpose, LPR will just note Ariel Dorfman’s opinion piece, in the February 12 “Sunday Review” section of The New York Times, asserting, so wrongheadedly, that the United States “ is now governed by men who would [rule by] repression rather than persuasion…. “

Retired Professor Dorfman concluded his reflections with these words: “…if we are brave enough, resourceful enough, imaginative enough, then nothing in this miraculous world is impossible.” Indeed so –ergo: President of the United States Donald J. Trump.

On the Ruling, Reeling, Elite

From Michael Goodwin, New York Post, February 12 --

"[T]he hysterical hateful reaction in many quarters to everything Trump says and does is absolute proof that the ruling elite deserved a comeuppance.

The establishment was drunk on power, political and cultural, and never yielded an inch voluntarily or had the decency to admit error. Its rage reflects its sense of entitlement."

Goodwin went on to comment: "Modern liberals' contempt for others is essential to their sense of superiority and justifies violence in the streets, threats and simple rudeness."