The Inner Lives of Americans

The title of this post is something of a trick: if the pandemic has revealed anything about Americans, it is that all too many of us are utterly empty inside. When a true crisis came, we had no inner resources to drawn on. Viewed in this light, all of the maddening and terrifying social phenomenaContinue reading “The Inner Lives of Americans”

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.

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