Joshua Fattal is a doctoral candidate in US history at NYU. His research focuses on social movements, intellectual history, and US empire. Fattal is the co-author of the memoir A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Detained in Iran, along with Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd, which details his time spent as a prisoner in Iran. He has published in news outlets including NYTimes, LATimes, Seattle Times. Follow him on twitter: @_Josh_Fattal_.
The sooner we marshal our resources for repairing those social relationships that have been poisoned by centuries of imperial destruction and for reconstructing society on progressive terms, the better chance we have of navigating this storm.
The cravenly undemocratic ethos of the Republican Party is reaching new heights in their desperation to retain power at any cost. Theirs are not the actions of a government responsible to the people, but those of a cabal of self-interested elites.