E. J. Dionne, Norman Ornstein, and Thomas Mann see this presidency as a distortion of the country's character. But what if it's the opposite?
This is our Pentecost moment, to move out into the streets, proclaiming the Spirit's presence among all people.
The authoritarian nationalism of the 20th century never quite died. And Americans now aren't wiser than Europeans then.
Bonhoeffer is speaking to his social context, which is shaped by Nazi propaganda. But what he interrogates in Of Folly parallels our current discourse labeled as post-truth or alternative facts.