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On Politics and Finitude

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89750_Entitlement-Reform-by-John-Darkow-Columbia-Daily-Tribune-Missouri-515x398[1]Once upon a time political engagement seemed wise and noble to me, and the inverse struck me as irresponsible at best, but as the passing years and consistent reading of the past have conferred on me something called perspective, my interest in politics has waned. A faint glimmer remained until the 2016 Presidential circus, I mean campaign, snuffed it out. This current cast of characters seems to embody all the folly of modern western civilization, and unlike past elections this one has made all the more clear the futility of democratic government perpetuated by universal suffrage. Read more