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    Lithub | Rebecca Solnit | 6/17/20 | 15 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      3 months ago

      Great writing.

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      3 months ago

      It is an ongoing mistake to refer to politicians as leaders. Almost all are followers, and they should be if they are to be representatives; unfortunately this country is so skewed by the power of money that most represent more conservative positions than their constituents. They are where ideas end up, not where they start. In a waterfall moment the movement from margin to center accelerates. Cities all over the country are defunding the police, and somehow the case has been made in the press, as never before, that militarized men with guns and the propensity to use them too often are the often the worst people to send out to do social work, crisis intervention, and mental health counseling, and that there are better ways to do these things.