I enjoyed coffee with a friend during Christmas break. We don’t get the chance to meet very often, so it’s always enjoyable to catch up when we do.

What I ponder when we meet is his devotion to progressive political policies. We don’t talk about it very much because our political viewpoints are closely interwoven with our understandings of the world, and there’s not much flexibility. But the futility of the centralized government project for accomplishing what he claims to want seems at such odds, it baffles me to hear him advocate for more of what has failed for the past 80 years.

So I ponder it, but it seems irresolvable.


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