by Dick Schilling, "Editor Emeritus"
... that my fears of rioting at the Republican convention were not realized, possibly because there were more cops than protesters in the streets. As I write this, the Democrat convention is starting, and it sounds as if protests may threaten there, too.
Oddly enough, on this weekend between the two conventions, I finished reading Golleen McCullough’s book, Bittersweet. She writes about Australia, with her most famous work The Thorn Birds, a great book, being made into a very good movie some years ago.
Bittersweet deals in part with politics, around the 1930s, and indicates things were not much different “down under” than they are in the United States. The book was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014. There, unlike the GOP candidate’s wife, I cannot be accused of plagiarism!