Nothing Works — And Everything Matters Profoundly

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“Nothing works and nothing matters.” This idea seems to auto-complete much that is in the atmosphere at this fraught moment. It is a kind of nihilism that has afflicted Democrats ever since the ascension of Donald Trump. “Nothing works and nothing matters.”

But: Is it just my eyes that tear up when I think of our wounded country? Despite things not working on so many levels, it…