Hilzoy is retiring from blogging at Obsidian Wings. Noting that he started in 2002 with a feeling that “we’ve gone mad” and something has to be done about it, the prognosis has now changed:
[I]t seems to me that the madness is over. There are lots of people I disagree with, and lots of things I really care about, and even some people who seem to me to have misplaced their sanity, but the country as a whole does not seem to me to be crazy any more.
With the Right seeming to be engaged in what amounts to a form of auto-erotic asphyxiation that will either leave a corpse or a vegetable, this may indeed be correct. Is the country “as a whole” less crazy? Are we finally back on track?