A speculation from a friend - does the fact that so many Americans take drugs that keep them from getting upset have an effect on our politics? Maybe the "opiate of the masses" can be taken to be a near-literal term.
On the other hand, depressed people may be less motivated, so maybe the anti-depressants have a positive effect on political participation. Hard to say.
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