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Power Trip

From the French court to JFK to Patrick Bateman in ‘American Psycho’

Thus fashion on one hand signifies union with those in the same class, the uniformity characterized by it, and, uno actu, the exclusion of all other groups.

—Georg Simmel, 1904

Accreted power tramples over the will of the individual — because that is what power does.

— The Economist, September 8, 2018

A cornered animal bristles its fur to appear larger.

To dress for power is to extend the body, like the retractable claws of a predator; to convince by size, silhouette, and animus that you possess the authority either to reward those who please you or cause swift and…

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