Sam Smith is a veteran journalist who has been covering the American political scene for more than 40 years. He currently edits the Progressive Review, an amazing daily collection of domestic and international political coverage and commentary. Occasionally he publishes a lengthy essay dissecting the current environment. His most recent commentary, “America 2.0”, is a must read and an inspiration to those of us disgusted by today’s state of affairs.
“I rise to interrupt your proceedings – logical, thoughtful, and well constructed though they are – to suggest something oddly subversive: that people only get involved in politics in large numbers when it becomes more than politics, when it is more than a logical, thoughtful and well constructed process, when it is more even than a ideology. They get involved when politics becomes a normal, convivial, exciting and satisfying part of their social existence.”
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