Shutdown Simulacrum

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Angelo Codevilla, College of Arts & Sciences

Way back in January, when it emerged that Beyoncé had treated us to the first ever lip-synched national anthem at a presidential inauguration, I suggested in this space that this strange pseudo-performance embodied the decay of America’s political institutions from the real thing into mere simulacrum…

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“This turns democracy into a choice between tyranny and anarchy.”

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