Commentary: Trumpollution

BY | | Society

In their ongoing attempt to make sense of the world, the ancient Greeks told of hateful half-human beasts called Harpies. These mythical monsters, with the body of a bird and the head of a woman, lived up to their etymology (“harpazo” ([ἁρπάζω]  to snatch or carry off; to seize, overpower…plunder) by stealing cherished items from individuals — or the individuals themselves — and so defiling or destroying them, they became untouchable. The contamination was lethal. If this sounds like the sadism of mobster families and horror movies, you get the picture.  Or maybe you’re thinking of Donald J. Trump.  We are not the ... Read More