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.


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"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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