The United States is a nation of extremes.
With his hate, Trump is knowingly and willingly pushing ahead with the division of society.
[T]he crisis of American democracy is not a consequence of Trump’s arrival in the White House. ...[It] precedes the election and largely explains the result.
And what about your parents, children, what’s their situation? Do they speak with their neighbors, and do they yet feel at all at home, like they would in their own country?
A quiet (thus far) civil war is underway in America.
One year after his victory, Trump presides over a United States with its heart broken into two halves that are not on speaking terms.
The televised spectacle of blood in the streets, the ensuing displays of grief — they’ve become familiar enough to be numbing. Maybe this is the only way left for Americans to find fresh meaning in something so commonplace as a man firing a gun into a crowd.
Authoritarianism is seductive because it saves one from having to put up with incapability, difference and ambivalence.