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Thu Aug 26, 2021, 02:42 PM

A President for Our Time

https://signalpress.blogspot.com/2021/08/a-president-for-our-time.html

Read it through, it's about Biden. But enjoy the history too, and the comparison.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:13 PM

1. It echoes badly against "A hero of our time."

Geroi nashego vremeni. "For" is a better translation if your idiolect like "for our time." Making a big distinction in this context is petty. And incorrect. A 2-4.

I go in thinking it's an insult.

Cringe, 1p sg.


If you don't know Lermontov, I suggest reading him. I prefer him to Pushkin. Most consider him not the equal, but I find him less opaque and pretentious. (Not that Pushkin's wonderful, or overweening. A bit too Slavonic, if you ask me. Then again I prefer Bach to Handel, Haydn to Mozart, Reger to Stravinsky, so it's rather a mixed bag, Shumsky to Perlman ... Although Innes currently outshine both.)

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Thu Aug 26, 2021, 05:28 PM

2. Excellent article. Happy to recommend it.

I am very proud to call Joseph R. Biden our president. And grateful to him that he chose to accept that responsibility when we so desperately needed someone of his caliber to lead us.

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Response to lees1975 (Original post)

Fri Aug 27, 2021, 02:57 PM

3. And after the attack in Kabul

we definitely have the right guy in the White House at the right time.

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