Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Era of Cultural Stagflation

Watching the finale to Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney this week, with its grating mix of canned nostalgia and self-defeating grandiosity, I was reminded of New York Times columnist Ross Douthat’s argument that America has entered an age of decadence, effectively squandering its cultural and social inheritance. But in some ways what we’re seeing now is […]