My plan is to write two or three All Voices entries a week, with the longer term goal of compiling some of them together into a book that tackles the political landscape in the United States from a cultural perspective, focusing more specifically on the peculiar blend of patriotism and hostility towards government that has dominated American society since the Reagan Revolution. For now, though, I just want to get into a writing groove, since it has been a while since I wrote regularly about politics.
My first entry reflected on the way in which Jerry Brown's 1992 campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination prefigured Barack Obama's rise in 2008. And the one I just posted today muses on the deeper implications of the American media's extensive coverage of Russia's turn back towards authoritarianism. Given the nature of this sort of blogging, my entries will represent speculative exercises more than fully fleshed out positions. But I hope to have them build on each other as I write my way towards a more concrete map for my book.