[ by Charles Cameron — humming along as the world sings ]
It’s not as though I’m the one who noticed the Trump Truman correspondence — it’s laid out, with some other worthwhile quotes, in the New Yorker piece, Donald Trump’s Nuclear War Threat:
And it does have something of an apocalyptic ring to it, as does Truman’s remark, which he slipped in like a knife between Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
All of which reminds me of two invasions of Iraq, a century apart:
Nothing apocalyptic there — unless you think of Baghdad in the same breath as Babylon — which Saddam likely did.