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The Political Optimism of ‘Parks and Rec’ Would Not Survive In This World

The much-beloved NBC sitcom was hailed for its rosy vision of government. Now, it returns to a world where the bad people are in charge.

It seems ludicrous, looking back, that we ever believed life could work like Parks and Recreation. The NBC…



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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.