The Politics of Dislocation and Grievance

There is a well-documented psychological trait called loss aversion. Essentially, it refers to the innate reaction people have to more acutely feeling losses than they do gains. This follows a larger pattern where negative events and emotions are more clearly remembered and experienced than their positive counterparts. For the American public’s collective memory, the past few decades have been marked by loss, the positive developments shrouded in a haze of threats, anxieties, and insecurities.

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Top Ten Most Influential Political Figures in 2017

2017 was a year of turbulence, a year where disorder and disruption became the new normal. Deep, underlying currents, both social and geopolitical, have largely been the source of this change. Who have been the directors of these currents though? Continue reading “Top Ten Most Influential Political Figures in 2017”