When Poisons Curdle
Andrew Bacevich has written a remarkable and thoughtful observation on our time now enmeshed in mental struggles with intellectual maturity -or lack of – and how we face an enormous task of making course changes despite the plethora of uninformed navigators lacking common sense and logic.
Maturity suggests wisdom and judgment. It implies experience put to good use. Does that describe the America of our time? Again, it’s important to avoid painting with too broad a brushstroke. But ours is a country in which 74 million Americans voted to give Donald Trump a second term, a larger total than any prior presidential candidate ever received. And ours is a country in which millions believe that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles controls the apparatus of government.