Tuesday, November 22, 2016


… The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy | Foundation for Economic Education.  (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

All of this pales in comparison to the supreme irony everyone is missing in this whole overblown controversy. Here we have the cast of a musical that holds Alexander Hamilton in an admiring light expressing deep anxiety about a president who just won a stunning upset victory after running his campaign largely based on the political ideas of – wait for it – Alexander Hamilton.
Well, irony depends on its auditor being informed.


  1. You will pardon, I hope, my skepticism about the president-elect's having based his campaign on any ideas in particular.

    I will say that I had never expected to hear to so many echo Hamilton's dictum that "Your people, sir, is a great beast!", most without having heard of it. But in the newspapers and magazines this seemed to be, in that sense, the year of Hamilton if not "Hamilton".

  2. I find the comparison with Hitler both revealing and odious. On the one hand, there are similarities between the two but Hitler's systematic annihilation of Jews was a tragedy on an unimaginable scale. I feel we disrespect his victims when we compare Trump's rhetoric to Hitler's.