First, a geographic perspective. Then, the country's struggle to recognize ways in which it is changing—and might be improving.
Jim, thanks for the nice reference to my new piece The Great Progression. There’s a lot of themes in my piece that are in sync with your preoccupations. Some might not totally align. Happy to discuss at any point.
You are modeling a vision of how to heal this land that doesn't involve mortal combat. I need to take heed. Thanks.
Great post, as usual. Here's hoping the pro-progress story is the right one.
And loved the mention of Ladybird. It is one of my favorite films. Another great one is Eighth Grade. The dinner scene at the end is unforgettable.
More fascinating stuff from a great journalist, in his element -- for our benefit