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Mitch McConnell Has Weaponized Cynicism. We'll All Pay the Price.
Back a few years ago, when I wrote a book about the consequences of running a self-governing republic while believing in nonsense, I came across a little book by a guy named Wilber Caldwell called Cynicism and the Evolution of the American Dream.
I didn't agree with a lot of what Caldwell said, but he did reckon with the damaging effect that unmoored, uncontrolled cynicism for its own sake can have on an allegedly self-governing people. It so happens that we are living through an exercise of unmoored, uncontrolled cynicism on a grand scale at this moment. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The Republican majorities in the Congress are trying to change the healthcare system in this country. They have produced among them a bill that nobody likes. The country doesn't like it. Hospitals don't like it. Insurance companies don't like it.
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