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'I Need Loyalty'; by Michael Krause

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“I value loyalty above everything else—more than brains, more than drive & more than energy,” Trump once said .'  But,  'too much loyalty can be just as detrimental to a president and his administration as too little No president has ever built an administration on a scaffolding that uses this quality almost to the exclusion of others, or has so deliberately announced that other virtues of management—the need for unvarnished counsel, even principled defiance—will be punished. “Support Donald Trump in anything he says and does,”  says Roger Stone,“No matter what!” Trump learned loyalty  from Roy Cohn whose   concept of loyalty is not unlike that of a mob chieftain. It’s allegiance plus thuggery” -- deep immersion in patronage politics—old-school, clubhouse-style favor-trading, used to grasp private gain under the guise of public good. 'Where’s my Roy Cohn?' Trump raged s last year.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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