Ruins of the Forum
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CH Smith is one of my favorite thinkers – a hard critic with a spiritual take on events. Here he compares the current demise of US power with the fall of Rome, with hope for what came in the aftermath.
The outlines of a better world are emerging, an arrangement that prioritizes something more than maximizing private gain and institutionalizing the corruption needed to protect those gains. We will relearn to live within our means, and relearn how to institutionalize opportunity rather than corruption designed to protect elites.