QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED: Is Trump’s Classical-Architecture Policy Authoritarian?, asks Theodore Dalrymple.

Not at all when you consider that the alternative defines authoritarian, even to those of us who appreciate a lot of modern architecture:

Headquarters of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, The J. Edgar Hoover Building at 935 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., Thursday, March 23, 2017. Construction finished in September 1975, and President Gerald Ford dedicated the structure on September 30, 1975. (AP Photo and caption.)

Related thoughts from James Lileks.