The crude choices offered at the ballot box encourage us to reduce politics to such us-and-them challenges. What goes missing is the possibility that we live in a time that is stalked by multiple dangers. Beyond the judgments we are forced to make on election day, the question is not which of these dangers is least bad but how we try to evade them: what paths might lead beyond their double bind.
We need other stories than the ones we’ve been told. Alternative modes of living.