The deeper malaise in U.S. society stems from class divisions. Economic policies have exacerbated wealth inequalities and, in turn, created political disillusionment that has transformed traditional U.S. political parties beyond recognition into forces incapable of governing for the good of the nation and content to govern for the affirmation of the mob. The United States endured similar periods of polarization and social crisis during Reconstruction and before the Great Depression and became stronger for them. The main difference now is that the country has never dealt with such a large problem while also carrying such high levels of debt and so much international responsibility.
Bit late to the party but I really like this article, especially its sobering and historic look on what is so often framed as hysteria. Wanted to quote the same part here.
Do you believe economic changes that are necessary for a less myopic political system are bound to happen?