How Do We Make Progress as a Nation? (A Call for Submissions)

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While there is a tendency in mainstream American culture to focus on the positive and assume the future will be better than the present, Mr. Sexton reminds us of a different view—one that chides the political class for their lack of progress on a number of issues that are of vital importance to the common people. The political left will likely respond to such grievances with calls to increase federal spending and, perhaps, to overhaul the healthcare and education systems. Conservatives, for their part, may downplay these issues, stress personal responsibility, or seek solutions in the private sector.

What is the “shared context” that Mr. Sexton speaks of? How might “crumbling infrastructure” and “failing schools”—or even the perception of decline and failure—affect masculinity both now and in the long term? We want to hear from you.

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