Hats off to Rick Hertzberg of the New Yorker for noting the affinity Cong. Louie Gohmert displays for a metaphor - "the dustbin of history" - that was first uttered by Leon Trotsky. Like Hertzberg, I doubt Gohmert knows the source of his metaphor, but who can fail to concur with Hertzberg that the irony is so rich.
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In This Issue
- Francis' encyclical an urgent call to prevent world of 'debris, desolation and filth'
- Editorial: Churches can lead the fight against racism
- New family synod document a mixture of welcome, criticism of modern life
- Special Section: Women Today [Print only]
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