In his final years, to reach back to the only class I ever took in art history, Pablo Picasso entered a period of a creative bankruptcy, producing canvas after canvas in which he was derivative of his own earlier work, producing a sad, extended self-parody.
That thought came to mind, all unbidden, when, just now, I came across this summary of an editorial on the front page of the New York Times online:
Noncitizens who lawfully reside in this country have a right to add their voices — and contributions — to the electoral process.
Non-Americans, the editorial writers for the grey lady now believe, should have the right to help us choose, among other officials, our next president.
There is just nothing say to that, is there?