The Problem of Donald Trump Didn’t Start with Donald Trump


democratic elections are not meant to adjudicate such matters anyway. They are by definition a mechanism of temporarily designating who gets to run the country. (The question is posed to voters again and again, on a regular schedule.) If the issues at stake are about the very “soul of America,” democracy quickly reveals itself to be a profoundly unsatisfying means of organizing our politics.
via The Problem of Donald Trump Didn’t Start with Donald Trump
Worth a read.