Philip Roth calls Trump 'a massive fraud,' sounds off on sexual assault, Springsteen

Philip Roth has not changed his opinion of Donald Trump.

When asked recently about today’s America, the author did not hold back.

“No one (except perhaps the acidic H. L. Mencken, who famously described American democracy as ‘the worship of jackals by jackasses’) could have imagined that the 21st-century catastrophe to befall the U.S.A., the most debasing of disasters, would appear not, say, in the terrifying guise of an Orwellian Big Brother but in the ominously ridiculous commedia dell’arte figure of the boastful buffoon.”

The acclaimed novelist, who stopped writing fiction in 2010 and officially <a class="colorbox" …read more

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