Public trust in government institutions is in freefall
We know the sticker price, but we rarely know what we’re actually getting or what we might have gotten instead.
Back in the immediacy of the populist moment in 2016, there was a brief window when academic, business, media and political elites seemed to recognize that they had drifted too far from ordinary citizens in their societies. These early developments, however, failed to sustain themselves
We are yoked to a stagnant American civilization and infected by its pathologies
It is becoming starkly evident that we have failed every major test of the pandemic
From complacency and inaction, we swing to panic and action, then slowly forget and return to complacency
The beliefs of voters haven’t changed. They’re just facing a new calculation