Damir Marusic
Damir Marusic
Sailor. Swearer. Contrarian. Working on a book, and overdue on some essays.
A Democracy, If You Can Keep It Are we headed for a new Civil War? Not in the way you think.
October 07, 2021
A Democracy, If You Can Keep It
A Democracy, If You Can Keep It Are we headed for a new Civil War? Not in the way you think.
October 01, 2021
Is America Actually Great?
Is America Actually Great? Our inability to forge a consensus on national meaning could lead us to catastrophe.
October 01, 2021
the-founders-didnt-believe-in-democracy-excerpt The founders didn’t like democracy. Few things have received as much attention as this, at least with the benefit of hindsight. But it is still striking to be reminded of it. As John Adams put it in somewhat overwrought fashion, “There never was a democracy that did not commit
September 24, 2021
Snap Out Of It!
Snap Out Of It! As the world changes before us, our politics are on autopilot.
September 23, 2021
American Narcissism
American Narcissism While real things are happening in the world, we insist on talking to ourselves about ourselves.
September 23, 2021
The Missionary Position
The Missionary Position Progressive passivity is a deadly indulgence.
September 21, 2021