The Progressive Problem

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For progressives in the US — and, indeed, in many parts of the world — recent events have called into question our faith in the goodness of people, and in our continued march forward towards a better tomorrow.

It’s only been roughly a decade since those of us in the US were celebrating in amazement the election of Barack Obama as our president, an event that seemed to usher in a new era of progressive values.