Just as a vigorous new president and his team begin to seek redress for the sins of both omission and commission in our recent past, relentless standard-bearers on the right stand ready to recommit the country to the mindless agenda so many voted to end. As philosopher William James put it: “The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths” in the sense that people form stubborn attachments to long-held views whether or not they have borne intellectual fruit or good results.

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