Ending the Age of Gaslightenment

Why America’s mind is broken, and how we can fix it.

Anna Mercury
7 min readSep 8, 2021

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Photo by Miltiadis Fragkidis on Unsplash

Watching the brutal season finale of America’s war games in Afghanistan, I find myself heartbroken, but unsurprised. Of course our nation-building project “failed.” Democracy was never why we went into Afghanistan — that was just a pretense to make a deliberately-endless resource war sound palatable. “Freedom isn’t…

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