Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Know Your Enemy

"Does he believe any of his own claims, and do his followers in turn believe him? In both cases, the answer is yes, but only in the highly qualified way that an actor inhabits his role and an audience knowingly accepts the pretense. Johnson's appeal lies precisely in the creation of a comic persona that evades the distinction between reality and performance."

A sample quote from Fintan O'Toole's New York Review Of Books article about our new prime minister, which really is as good as everyone's been saying.

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