The Presence of Pain

The Presence of Pain

Abby Zimet

For those as baffled as we are depressed by the likely outcome of today's election, The New Yorker's Hendrik Hertzberg offers a succinct look, framed by history, at the why of it. Not pretty, but it makes sense.

"President Obama and the Democrats kept the Great Recession from
becoming a second Great Depression. But the presence of pain is more
keenly felt than the absence of agony."


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