A moral and spiritual collapse that has frayed the bonds between the country’s ordinary people and those who seek to lead them, a hollowing out of institutions from Congress and political parties to local churches and civic life, and the disintegration of a shared national intellectual and cultural framework for discussing the issues that confront us. As we approach a critical presidential election at a time of global turmoil and disorder, the state of our union is not strong.Did anybody seriously think that deconstructing institutions and problematizing coherent beliefs would turn out well?
ENJOY THE INCOHERENCE.
At The American Interest, The State of Our Union Is Bleak. That goes beyond trashy reality television, celebrity politics, and billion-dollar lottery prizes.