Why is Liberalism in Trouble?

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One of the characteristics of the modern era is the importance of politics. We expect it to give us freedom and equality, prosperity and progress, and in a dystopian mode, fear and destruction. It’s a heavy lift, combining the job of religion and community with generous servings of science and technology.

Which is why I am skeptical when someone says we have found the answer to the question of politics. It’s…