What ever happened to the moral & literary wunderkind, Jedediah Purdy?
Some will remember his bestseller For Common Things and its brief status as the cri de coeur of his generation.
The book appeared in 1999 – a fitting call to arms against the mindset of a most superficial decade.
moment prefigured the mood of the country a few years later, which culminated in Obama’s election. How short lived it
was. The president now seems more & more detached from the people He still may achieve much. But the moment—that
brief, euphoric surge of national unison—is gone. Barring another, even worse, crisis, it is unlikely to return.