From Shining City to “Shithole?”

Over the past five years in three different blogs, I have been exploring and documenting my journey through life as a white, advantaged Boomer, using my non-scientific sample of one to try and understand—among other things—what the hell happened to the American Dream; or, how did we go from being on the verge of being the country that John Winthrop had prophesied (We shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us) to being on the verge of becoming a fully fledged shithole? A few days ago, I was handed a copy of Sarah Kendzior’s “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America,” and my exploration — insofar as the journey from shining city to shithole is concerned — is over.

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