Maybe It’s Good that Politics Has Become Ridiculous

Posted on September 22, 2019 1:57 am

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By Jeffrey A. Tucker

There is not a living soul who is proud of what national politics has become.

It’s depressing. Or maybe it shouldn’t be. What if this is merely coming to terms with a reality that’s been there all along and is only now more obvious? In this case, there is no reason to despair; the loss of prestige of states and their activities could be a very bullish sign for the future.

Before I make the case, I’ll deal with the main objection to this optimistic outlook. The claim, based on a selective historical record, is that