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.”
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.