America’s diversity should be the source of its solutions for the 21st century. Many err in believing nostalgia or technocracy can unite us. Yet lamenting the present by embracing the past will not prepare us for the future.
Is policy made to help people or places? This is a central question politics is built to answer, and for too many years America’s leaders have answered wrongly. They have favored improving place at the expense of bettering the lives of people.