I and thou: the dialectic of the individual and the collective

I must disagree with myself…

The contemporary American cliché holds that we are a U-shaped country with two teams, the right and the left, facing each other across a widening gulf. After years of having Donald Trump’s bloviations on the political stage, going back in recent memory to his attention-seeking attacks on Barack Obama’s birth certificate, that he built into a fascist movement culminating — for the…