America has a race problem, and it’s as bad as it ever was. But talking about racism and hatred won’t help. We need to go deeper, writes Isabel Wilkerson.
It’s a mistake to dismiss rural white voters who swung from Obama to Trump as racists or dupes. Their economy shows that rural white people have good reason to distrust Democrats.
Ezra Klein explains the partisanship that allows Republicans to put party before country by embracing Trump. But he says that Democrats aren’t much different in the ways they oppose Trump.
Camus didn’t predict Covid, but he studied enough about pandemics throughout history to depict how predictably we’d all respond with denial and ego but also courage.
Sarah Chayes spent decades studying networks of corruption in the Third World. Now she’s finding the same level of kleptocracy in the US. Removing Trump will only be a start to making America fair again.
Was the United States founded as a racist nation, as the New York Times “1619 Project” contends? Or was America actually the world’s first explicitly anti-racist country?