The keynote address at a conference on “Democracy” today at the University of Virginia will come from Karl Rove, the man who chaired the White House Iraq Group developing war lies that launched the past many years of mass killing that nobody has the nerve to end. And why should they, when anyone who makes a buck or a name taking part in it, rather than being sent to prison, is invited to speak at places like the University of Virginia — on “democracy”! Karl Rove has exhibited zero interest in democracy or even the rule of law. The same might be said for the University of Virginia. People wonder how it grapples with its worship of a slave-owner, only because they pay no attention to what UVA does today.