Virginia Woolf on the 2016 Election

I’ve just finished reading Hermione Lee’s monumental biography of Virginia Woolf, a work I highly recommend. There is this nice tidbit from Woolf on page 264, written during WWI to her friend Duncan Grant:

“The revelation of what our compatriots feel about life is very distressing. One might have thought in peace time that they were harmless, if stupid: but now that they have been roused they seem full of the most violent and filthy passions.”