Until a mature challenge to liberal democracy emerged from the reeking decay of the old Soviet Union, our endemic political corruption was a like manageable infection. It’s not manageable anymore.
Epstein is not merely a pedophile or a pimp, but a dangerous political pioneer. Until we find the will and the methods to counter the new machine, the rest of our political engagement will be wasted. We are approaching the Dunkirk of liberal democracy.
How does Trump plan to maintain his support among the Republican farmers he’s destroying? Socialism, of course.
Conservatives who winked at this project to discredit our institutions will deeply regret their complicity.
Conservatives across the globe have embraced the logic of the suicide bomber. They will destroy a nascent new order even if they must burn down their own home, and yours.
Everything you need to know about our present political crisis is in that paragraph.
Here’s a chance to test your knowledge of America’s Presidents while learning lessons about history. Hard lessons. Lessons that will challenge your illusions of safety and leave dark stains on your soul.
For many of us this will be the work of a lifetime, built on patience, grit, sacrifice and hope. Breath. Slow down. Brace for a long haul.