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How do we make America great? 'Necessary Trouble' and 'Against Democracy' take contrasting views

How do we make America great? 'Necessary Trouble' and 'Against Democracy' take contrasting views

Talking about how not normal the 2016 election is has become a journalistic tic. A new chunk of populist insanity, electoral bombast, or repetitive tragedy blasts out of the 24-hour news pipe; the nation reacts, and also doesn’t react. As we scrape the sweat from this most recent Hottest Month on Record off our skin, we’re tired. Tired of doing a double-take at every election update, tired of watching murders autoplay across social media, tired of seeing homes and neighborhoods and whole towns crumble under the heel of a recession someone keeps telling us is over and yet. Tired because outrage is a hard position to hold. Tired because hyper-vigilance isn’t a long-term...

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