sub rosa racism. I’ve been casting about for a way to explain the great divide in American politics. Thanks to Jonathan Yardley, a Washington Post book critic, for getting to the root of the problem: sub rosa racism. I looked up “sub rosa.” Sure enough. I’m thinking sub rosa racism explains most of the anger in American politics. Simple economics explains the rest.
Yea I think it race, and econ, and change that conjures the anger in american politics. But I also think hyper-individualism disconnects us from the concerns of one another.
Thanks Doug! I didn’t think about individualism, but you’re right. We’ve lost that sense of community.