I remember reading “Watership Down” in high school. I’m a little surprised that its author, Richard Adams, was still alive. He passed away today at 96.

In his honor I’m going to use a word from his most famous book to describe how we on the liberal side of America have felt since it became clear that Trump had won the election back in November: tharn. It means stupefied, frozen in fear.

R.I.P., Mr. Adams.