Absolutely superb essay in the New York Review of Books by Mark Lilla on long, deep trends in American democracy and society. One of the best pieces of its kind I’ve read in a long time. Some of those shifts are particular to the US, but I don’t think they’re entirely irrelevant to other affluent societies. Remember Lilla’s analysis as the mid-term election campaign heats up later this year.
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