The pundits are up in arms over President Trump's announcement that he intends to "recognize" Jerusalem as the capital of Israel – and on the eve of the supposed renewal of the Israeli-Palestinian "peace process." What, they cry, can he be thinking?! Is he crazy? (Of course he is!) Are we to be spared nothing? (Of course we aren't.)
Oh yes, the pundits are up in arms a lot these days: attacks of hysteria, on an almost daily basis, are one of the major symptoms of Trump Derangement Syndrome. And so when the President goes into one of his stream of consciousness riffs – will Joyce scholars ever recognize their literary provenance? – they take to Twitter, alarm bells ringing.