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Theater of the absurd has taken over Senate

Supreme Court confirmation hearings have mostly been theater for a long time. The dismaying thing about the latest episode -- the Brett Kavanaugh show -- is that it became the theater of the absurd.

In the classic absurdist dramas of the 1950s and 1960s, explains, European playwrights "did away with most of the logical structures of traditional . There is little dramatic action as conventionally understood; however frantically the characters perform, their busyness serves to

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