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Roar of the Crowd: July 2022

DATE POSTED:June 22, 2022
Roar of the Crowd Personal Profile I read “What Drives Greg Abbott?” in the May 2022 issue. It seems that Mimi Swartz’s primary issue with Abbott is that he acts like manypoliticians do. The story is presented as a straightforward profile ofAbbott, but it became obvious as I continued on that the reader was being played. Ms. Swartz attempts to offer objective counter-arguments but instead seems to be trying to conceal what must be a very personal dislike of the governor. This is an opinion piece masquerading as objective reporting, and it is the author’s contempt that is “hiding in plain sight.” Ted Davidson, Houston For decades, when teaching about Machiavelli, I have given my students a thumbnail sketch of the life and career of George Wallace. The former Alabama governor was…

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