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Trump’s Deus Ex Machina

Masks, Comedy & TragedyGreek and Roman plays often ended with a divine being descending from above (by means of a crane) and resolving conflicts in the plot. This device was known as Deus Ex Machina, literally “god from the machine.” The term later came to mean a turn of events that solves an apparently insoluble problem.

Donald Trump has such a problem. It is not that Hillary’s positions on key issues are stronger than his.… Read More