You should read this book.

Drift, by Rachel Maddow

I’m listening to this now as an audiobook. It makes me angry, sad, disappointed, disheartened, and a number of other negative emotions. Not primarily at any particular person or political party (though there are some characters that are particularly…bothersome), but more at human nature–our cognitive biases, unfounded convictions, and unsavory but unexamined motivations. Quite honestly, it’s a painful, humbling read/listen.

But I think you should read it. I think we need to think about these things, to consider our current reality and how we have gotten here. I think we need a sobering, unflattering look at our history, to see how even our best intentions have led us to stumble.

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