For 23 years, I’ve led the Center for Cultural Leadership, not the Center for Political Leadership. Politics is only one aspect of culture, and not the most important one, despite the mega-amp it gets from the 24/7 news cycle. Culture, Henry Van Til famously observed, is religion externalized. We at CCL are interested in culture — in religion, in other words — and in politics only as it is a reflection of that underlying religious impulse.
With that proviso in mind, I’ll offer several preliminary cultural observations on the already excessively analyzed 2022 election: