A New Order Struggles to Emerge

But it won't as long as the country is in the grip of gerontocracy.

I was ahead of the curve in talking about gerontocracy, or rule by the old. (I have also, less charitably, called it “geriatric fascism.”) The argument seems to be catching on.

Daniel Bessner and David Austin Walsh wrote about the politics of an aging republic for the The Guardian two weeks ago. It’s a rangy piece touching on many themes, but this one p…

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