Two of my favorite books to read over and over again are "Alice in Wonderland"
and "Through the Looking Glass".
(For a special treat, read the Annotated version
for context.) I love these books not just for the wonderful stories told by Lewis Carrol, but also for the incredible woodcuts that were done by John Tenniel.
The rhetoric and policies of those presently in the White House have often been compared to the upside-down logic of Alice's adventures down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass, and for good reason. I was especially struck by similarity of the president's words and those of Lewis Carrol this morning when I read this quote that I found over at Crooks and Liars
from Robert Draper's new book, "Dead Certain":
"I've got God's shoulder to cry on. And I cry a lot. I do a lot of crying in this job. I'll bet I've shed more tears than you can count, as president."
You may have already read the story of "The Walrus and The Carpenter", but if you are like me you find these words worth rereading from time to time. This biting commentary on the galling hypocrisy of some individuals is as compelling today as it was in 1872.