Politically and socially, they are rooted in grudges and ideological vengeance that goes back generations, to the New Deal era, when government vastly expanded its role in people’s lives.
- Joel Christensen
- The Conversation
Economically and morally, the nation was founded on the sins of slavery and Indigenous genocide.
The consequences of this past are still present:
Long-lasting civil strife isn’t new. Greek mythology, my field of academic scholarship, is rife with cycles of vengeance that threaten to…