Words, dear boy…

Two quotes from Fintan O’Toole in the NYRB. The first, quoting Saki (H H Munro).

The people of Crete unfortunately make more history than they can consume locally.

The second, his own.

In this demented solipsism, the entire American past is shrink-fitted so that it hugs Trumps own ample figure, cleaving both to his greatness and his victimhood as an object of unparalleled persecution.