It was the sinister synthesis of several salient trends:
media consolidation to its ultimate end;
educational deficiencies brought to undreamt-of levels;
xenophobia stoked to its most loathsome heights;
culminating in a re-working of Welles’ “War of the Worlds”
inducing panic and instituting pogroms
that eliminated all but a favored few
Michael Ceraolo is the author of Euclid Creek: A Journey (Deep Cleveland Press).