To be surrounded by sixty people who make your life miserable is to be at a family reunion. But to be surrounded by 600,000 people who make the whole world miserable is to live in Washington DC.?
Bad as political fiction can be, there is always a politician prepared to make it look artistic by comparison.
When journalists are 'accused' of being 'advocates', that means: challenging and deviating from DC orthodoxies.
In poor countries, officials receive explicit bribes; in D.C. They get the sophisticated, implicit, unspoken promise to work for large corporations
Most of everything is very little of not very much at all.
I know where a lot of them [the elite or elitists] live. Well, in our nation's capital and New York City. I've seen it. I've lived there.