Jeremiad

Reflections on our insane moment in time.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘jeremiad’ as ‘a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes.’ Following a tumultuous few months in global politics, our collective list of woes grows longer by the day. Henry Wismayer’s jeremiad offers some theories on how we got here, and why the succession of political tremors that have left people screaming “this is not normal” are in fact nothing other than a return to business as usual.