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Last updated 12/23/2020 at 9:46pm

He dubbed himself, “great.” He was feckless, narcissistic, self-aggrandizing, and desperately afraid of being seen as a loser. When they told him that another king was about to be born, he ordered the slaughter of infants in Bethlehem.

He was a ruler without shame, intellect, empathy, or honesty. To borrow from David Brooks, he was “strangely untethered to the truth.”

King Herod the Great presided over Galilee in the days of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. Thoughtful readers will appreciate the similarities between then and now. We too live in a time of failed leadership and gasligh...

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