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www.theatlantic.com Shutdown Notebook: Decline and Fall

A current member of the U.S. Foreign Service, originally from a non-coastal ag-economy town like those that my wife, Deb, and I have been writing about , describes how the abstraction of “the shutdown” feels to him and his colleagues. I could set it up further or highlight its implications, but instead I’ll just say, Please read and think about his account:
For the first time in my 20+ years as…