On the morning of November 9th 2016, like the majority of the United States electorate, I awoke from a nightmare only to find it had followed me into the light of day.
I was not surprised. I empathize with the disenfranchisement and feelings of powerlessness endemic across the country. But the fact that a significant portion of Americans could abide fear, succumb to hate, decide that the truth does not matter, and find refuge in a cruel man, is something that is hard for me to accept.
Of the Republic, Andrew Sullivan, writing for NY magazine says:
“After 240 years, an idea that once inspired the world has finally repealed itself. We the people did it.”
This realization is painful, and the implications terrifying.
American Bones, created in the weeks following the election, is an immediate personal reflection on, and response to, this specific point in the history of America.
– Adam Smith, 11/23/2016