Maybe It’s Good that Politics Has Become Ridiculous
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