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Signs Of Life: Moments of tragic optimism amid a Trump victory

Signs Of Life: Moments of tragic optimism amid a Trump victory

America has over the past couple years felt a lot like the '60s, what with all the protest, unabashed racism, passionate youth, genuine generational cleaving, and this whole second civil rights movement brewing.

"A demented and seductive vertical tension was building in the community...The jitters were setting in," was how Joan Didion diagnosed that rummy decade, though she might as well have been talking about 2016, I think. Then again maybe something that eloquent or perhaps high falutin' doesn't work for 2016 because this is a moment of slow burn terror that began as a series of hateful banalities and morphed into a white supremacist campaign,...

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