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Thank to Mr. Engelhardt, for this essay, and for all the work he's done to bring some light to the world. I have enjoyed reading his pieces for quite some time.

I have a suggestion. In addition to laying the Bush years to rest, I suggest retiring the usage of the various forms of the word "crony." Cronyism, cronies, whatever. I teach junior college, and young people today have no idea what that word means. It is an anachronism.

Surely a more powerful word could be brought into public usage that would dramatically illustrate the damage that the practice of "cronyism" does.

I don't have a suggestion, but I think someone could come up with one.