This post from a year ago may seem like wishful thinking. After all, isn’t everything political these days? No, actually, it isn’t. We’re in a tribal war, and politics – the art and science of human interaction, especially for accomplishing social goals – is completely broken.
Our times are often described as “after”. The term “post-modern” came into vogue decades ago as art and architecture slid back into a desire for structure and meaning. “Post-racial” turned into a handy way for white people to never talk about what was right in front of their eyes. “Post-truth” became a useful word in 2016 as the effervescence of “truthiness” fizzled.
Welcome to “post-reality,” the final frontier of after.