Fear not: this will be brief. I’ve actually written at considerable length on these topics before, but all I want to accomplish here is to lay down a few markers, as a season of what promises to be incredible silliness bears down on us.
We’ll need touchstones with which to think about what’s going off the rails. The basic problem is always more fundamental than the details by which we tend to navigate. We come up with shallow hypotheses and explanations, but they’re situational and ultimately unsatisfactory. I don’t propose to dictate what people conclude about causes and effects here, so much as suggest ways to think about our problem that are more fruitful than what we usually do.
One of the good effects of this is to adjust our thinking to a level as profound as the one the American Founders operated on, Continue reading “Three mindsets that need a reset if we want a return to constitutional governance”