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(I have long been a follower of Bob Tyrell, (R Emmett Tyrell, Jr) founder and editor of American Spectator. His coach at Indiana U recruited my son to swim for IU (went to Miami U instead) but Doc Counsilman and I spent a wonderful evening talking  about “that” swim team with Mark Spitz, and Bobby Knight, who I knew because my best friend played for him at West Point. (Hello, Jocko.)

(Besides, anything Nassim Nicholas Taleb recommends I read, and anything I recommend alongside Taleb, gets passed on. Enjoy)

(And found here at the original posting.)

Just sit back and cackle, and cheer, and cackle some more.

It really is quite simple. Everyone is smart except Donald J. Trump. That’s why they all are billionaires and all got elected President. Only Trump does not know what he is doing. Only Trump does not know how to negotiate with Vladimir Putin. Anderson Cooper knows how to stand up to Putin. The whole crowd at MSNBC does. All the journalists do.

They could not stand up to Matt Lauer at NBC. They could not stand up to Charlie Rose at CBS. They could not stand up to Mark Halperin at NBC. Nor up to Leon Wieseltier at the New Republic, nor Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone, nor Michael Oreskes at NPR, at the New York Times, or at the Associated Press. But — oh, wow! — can they ever stand up to Putin! Only Trump is incapable of negotiating with the Russian tyrant.

Remember the four years when Anderson Cooper was President of the United States? And before that — when the entire Washington Post editorial staff jointly were elected to be President? Remember? Neither do I.

The Seedier Media never have negotiated life and death, not corporate life and death, and not human life and death. They think they know how to negotiate, but they do not know how. They go to a college, are told by peers that they are smart, get some good grades, proceed to a graduate degree in journalism, and get hired as analysts. Now they are expert, ready to take on Putin and the Iranian Ayatollahs at age 30[…]

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