The Dangers of Political Extremism (1)

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I’m not sure I entirely agree with the totality of the rather unsettling forecast for Middle America, consequent upon Trump’s Presidency, and as set out in this article.

But I do agree that the US middle-class was feeling obsolete in 2016, and as a result clutched at the loudest, most obnoxious, populist straw available.

I do agree that we need to chronicle Trump’s failures in terms of metrics that relate to those who supported him.

And I do agree that it is not enough now merely to discredit Trump. One has to offer an alternative form of populism, that appeals to the very agitated concerns of the more reasonable of his supporters.

Otherwise, the vacuum will be filled by something else we don’t like.

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Published in: on June 6, 2017 at 2:39 am  Leave a Comment  

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