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It helps to linger here on one of Big Baby’s most specific traits: the compulsion to replay grade school while calling for the abolition of the Department of Education. Big Baby evinces a strange love of easy vocabulary words—first rung on the grammar school ladder of superiority. He likes to feature himself with a blackboard and chalk, “teaching.” He reviles the university professor but worships the first-grade classroom, or at least its Little Tikes replica. Only among Big Babies do calls for immigrant internment camps and barbed wire coexist so naturally with a dropout’s nostalgia for classrooms and school exams he could pass.