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GARY LEUPP – The US Election: an Exercise in Mendacity

What’s that smell in this room? Didn’t you notice it, Brick? Didn’t you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of mendacity in this room?… There ain’t nothin’ more powerful than the odor of mendacity… You can smell it. It smells like death. — Big Daddy to son Brick in Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Big Daddy might have …