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Basket of Deplorables : a mostly pleasant experience!

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Basket of Deplorables By Tom Rachman at Gladstone Theatre

If the definition of satire is: “ the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and critisize people’s  stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issures” Tom rachman definitely hit t he mark with his latest book  “Basket of Deploraples.”    In this series of short stories , he explores the  Trump era with an open eye , leaving no room for sympathy for the culture of his own time.  Of course, his lont journalistic career made him a knowable observer of our reality.  (Continue reading » )