Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Two Months of Magical Thinking

Joan Didion, so far as I know, coined the term "magical thinking."  Well, let's say she popularized it.  She used it in reference to the year after the death of her husband and the near-fatal illness of her daughter, and the trauma she went through.  She meant basically the denial of reality that helped her cope.

When the POTUS is denying reality, it's really an even greater concern than whether or not he uses sarcasm correctly, or actually said the words "5 million tests."

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