Church of Twain: And now, a word about madness

If you think the political discussion in America has gotten just a little crazy, you’re not alone. When people start comparing your president’s planned speech to schoolchildren to Hitler indoctrinating the youth of Nazi Germany, you’ve traded discourse for demagoguery — and you’re trying to foment hatred and fear.

If he’d had the chance, Saint Mark of Missouri would surely remind such people to step back and lighten up.

In his notebook in 1898 he scribbled, “When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.”

 

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