Architect of his own demise

President Trump has nominated Jon Peede, senior deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to become its chair. Mr Peede says this is a “distinct honour,” which is generous, considering the job Mr Trump wants him to do. For the second year in a row the White House’s proposed budget includes US$42m to fund “the orderly closure of the agency,” (CMM February 14)


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