(Why) The Resistance is Losing
umair haque
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I agree with the author’s idea that the opposition needs to actually describe (in some detail) a program to rebuild or replace our institutions which can then generate a working social contract. What must be acknowledged and accepted by those proposing these changes is that they will not be achieved in one fell swoop.

Change of this sort is a long, often slow slog to a better place. More than 100 years passed between the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Act and many would argue that the goal of a truly equitable society is still not achieved. My point is not that America should surrender in despair to the status quo but to recognize that change of this fundamental scope will not occur in an instant.

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