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Inside the ‘Lord of the Flies’ factionalism now plaguing Trumpland

Distrust, whisper campaigns and a bit of backstabbing are rampant as aides scramble for access and power.


https://www.politico.com/news/...lord-of-flies-478811


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Inside the ‘Lord of the Flies’ factionalism now plaguing Trumpland

Distrust, whisper campaigns and a bit of backstabbing are rampant as aides scramble for access and power.


https://www.politico.com/news/...lord-of-flies-478811


Isn’t there a line in that book about getting rid of all the lawyers?


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I never actually read Lord of the Flies, but the line “the first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers” is from Shakespeare’s Henry VI. It was a proposal for how to make it easier for a pretender to seize the throne.

It was meant as a compliment to lawyers for their role in maintaining law and order.


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Good advice no matter the source.


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HAY! I resemble that remark.


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