i have spent the past week in Europe and still have another to go. What is particularly refreshing is that American politics are just a footnote here. It does help place things into perspective. What it also does make clear is that our political circus is a man-made exhibition created by the symbiotic relationship between the politicians (and “non-politicians”) and the press. However, while it is cleansing to be away from it for a while, I do look forward to being close to it again. It may be an American circus, but it is after all my American circus.
I’ll return with more substantive observations in a week.