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A New Year’s resolution

I know that the New Year’s resolution is supposed to be cheerful, happy, uplifting, hopeful… But at this point, I can’t say any of these things of those things. 2016 was a tough political year for many. There was Brexit, the rise of Trump, the travesty in Syria, instability in Turkey and, perhaps most worryingly, the sight of the post-WWII global order that had been so delicately crafted seemingly just shattering into pieces before our very eyes. It’s gotten so bad that John McCain, of all people, is warning us about the “unraveling” of western civilization.