Thursday, March 2, 2017

With Time Running Out ...

Are we living in Weimar America? I don't think so. This is a 250-year old established democracy and the world's undisputed superpower, not a fragile, recent republic erected on the ashes of a defeated country. But this does not mean that the country is not in real peril. Unhappy societies, like unhappy families, have their distinct ways of being unhappy. Ours will not be like Germany in 1930; it will be like America in 2017. And, in this interview, Timothy Snyder is absolutely right about the fact that the window of time to prevent a crisis is brief. And he's right when he says:

"The temptation in a new situation is to imagine that nothing has changed."

Our imaginations need to be deployed better.

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