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Anytime but now: the perils of fighting last year’s wars and pining for yesterday’s heroes

LEFT, RIGHT AND VANISHING CENTER, WE’VE ALL BEEN spending too much time in the past lately. On the right, Donald Trump’s fans yearn for a bygone America—1950s industries, 1950s masculinity and 1950s demographics. Meanwhile, the left is nostalgic for a more recent past. Either way, we’re losing sight of larger issues, like the planet and our health.

Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s White House photographer, has been teasing everyone for months by posting photos

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