Friends of Padre Steve’s World,
A watershed moment in the Trump administration occurred a few days ago. Longtime advisor and White House Communications Director Hope Hicks admitted telling “white lies”to protect the President to a Congressional committee. Shortly after she either voluntarily resigned or was forced to resign by an infuriated President. I have read accounts that indicate both. I lean to the latter, but I cannot say that without absolute certainty.
Over 1800 years ago the Roman Emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius wrote:
“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.”
When it came out last year I wrote a review of Timothy Snyder’s book On Tyranny: Twenty…
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