Our Body Politic

I continue to wonder how we got here, and so does Atlantic writer Kurt Andersen. His current piece, “How America Lost Its Mind”, is worth reading. Here’s the key sentence:

The American experiment, the original embodiment of the great Enlightenment idea of intellectual freedom, whereby every individual is welcome to believe anything she wishes, has metastasized out of control.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind/534231/?utm_source=issuepromo_08102017

The question is whether, or how, we can rebuild some kind of national narrative that will allow a re-emergent sense of “we the people”. For me, that’s question #1 for any aspiring political figure who asks for my support.

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