Magazine March 5, 2018, Issue

Moral Failure

David Bahnsen
Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It, by David L. Bahnsen (Post Hill, 192 pp., $26)

Partisans of the Left and the Right don’t have much in common lately, except for a hunch that somebody is ripping them off. They feel ill used by a shady alliance of faceless financiers, complaisant politicians, and willful members of the news media, all of whom are alleged to have foisted a destructive agenda of unfettered trade and open borders upon the United States. The beneficiaries were the elites, or the “globalists,” or any of the other tags for nebulous forces beyond parochial control; supposedly, they hollowed out Main Street to enrich themselves. But when the economic destruction wrought by

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