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Political ‘Tribalism’ in America and the Conversion Experience

Reader, I have a confession to make. In the year of (not my) Lord 2004, I apostasized from the faith of my fathers and, for the first and only time in my life, voted for the Republican presidential candidate. Incredible as it is to remember in 2021, that was the incumbent George W. Bush, reviledContinue reading “Political ‘Tribalism’ in America and the Conversion Experience”

Is Love the Answer?

A new civil war would not be a replay of our first civil war, because whatever red-and-blue tiles or mosaics you may have seen, there is no way of geographically amputating “red” America; our future would look like present-day Syria or Iraq, with armed militias on every streetcorner and itchy-trigger-finger boys manning ubiquitous checkpoints.

The Winter of the Patriarch

We have an atmosphere of impunity for participants in a fascist putsch, many of whom were heavily armed, a sullen ex-dictator plotting an even worse comeback, a huge and widely supportive milieu for further violence, and a federal government divided against itself and apparently unwilling or unable to defend itself.