Game of Thrones interests me more and more all the time. This is exactly what America needed — a fable about politics. Not about war, but about horse-trading, negotiation, dealing with evil at something besides the point of the sword.

America is a nation of compromise with pure evil. Now that I know it, I never forget it. We are who we are because we could look murderers, slavers, and rapists dead in the eye and said, “We can get along.”

What that means I have yet to figure out, but I know it’s true.