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A Literary Guide to Washington, D.C.: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers Webcast | Library of Congress

Kim Roberts discusses her book, “A Literary Guide to Washington, D.C.: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston.”

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Source: A Literary Guide to Washington, D.C.: Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers Webcast | Library of Congress

‘It’s the End of Small Talk in Washington’ – POLITICO Magazine

Illustration by Ed Fotheringham
Illustration by Ed Fotheringham

But these aren’t normal times. Team Trump is showing few signs so far of hungering for the sort of social intercourse with permanent Washington that usually accompanies a new administration. And many longtime capital denizens in interviews describe themselves as put off by what they see as Trump’s personal vulgarity, and disturbed on some more fundamental level by the tornado of ethical controversies swirling around him.

“I think you are going to need a very strong blender to mix the Washington community with the Trump crowd, and I don’t think it’s going to end up being a smoothie,” says Sally Quinn, widow of the legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee. “A friend of mine said, ‘It’s the end of small talk in Washington.’”

Source: ‘It’s the End of Small Talk in Washington’ – POLITICO Magazine