You know that thing Americans do, coming together in a time of need? Not happening at the moment, it can be argued.
And there's plenty of evidence of need... for better-paying jobs, cheaper housing, and general resuscitation of the middle class.
Yuval Levin, the editor of National Affairs, calls the situation--and his latest book--The Fractured Republic.
In Levin's analysis, both left and right are looking back to "good old days" when they should be looking forward.