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You may have noticed that sh*t has gotten weird the last few years.

Fox News hosting a White Power Hour. Twitter turning into Pepe Town Alt-Light X. An entire political movement obsessed with drag queens and bathrooms. Pandemics, insurrections, and a Bad Orange Man.

At the heart of all this weirdness is a reconsideration of liberalism and democracy that started in Europe and has migrated to America.

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Editor at Large, The Bulwark. Director, Defending Democracy Together. Host, Conversations with Bill Kristol.
Andrew Egger is White House correspondent for The Bulwark. He previously covered politics for The Dispatch and The Weekly Standard.
Joe Perticone is national political reporter at The Bulwark. He previously reported on Congress and campaigns at Business Insider and IJR. Follow him on Twitter, Threads, or Instagram: @JoePerticone. He can be reached at:
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