Yuval Levin

…both of our major parties are intensely nostalgic and backward looking. The Left wishes it was always 1965, the Right wishes it was always 1981, and they have both decided to just pretend that it is and so to treat every election as a choice about which era to return to. That makes for political debates that are disconnected from reality—they ignore how our country has changed over the decades, and so they ignore both our strengths and our weaknesses and they don’t speak to the problems people actually confront.

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