Letter From America
America’s usually sunny disposition has become cloudy and thunderous
The United States is bogged down in a swamp of ennui, even if the causes vary depending on individual political and cultural perspectives
Americans are fed up. Increasingly, they seem to be eschewing the innate optimism I’ve always considered central to the American psyche. Cynics would say it’s an optimism based on delusion, but so what? As those motivational car bumper stickers that make me want to rear-end their owners say: ‘Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.’
Right now, America overwhelmingly seems to think it can’t, largely because its elected and non-elected decision ...