Fader Interview

Xenophobia, nationalism, climate change, and the malignancy in the White House all terrify him, but Oberst — who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008, supported Bernie Sanders in 2016, and insists that dispensing with Donald Trump is the only defensible path in 2020 — still believes that the arc of history bends towards justice, however slowly. Hopefully. At least today. “If you go back a couple hundred years, it was certainly worse,” he says. “Maybe in a couple of hundred more, it’ll be better.”