The Majesty of Trump

It turns out that we were wrong. There turn out to be a huge number of people — white people, living mainly in rural areas — who don’t share at all our idea of what America is about. For them, it is about blood and soil, about traditional patriarchy and racial hierarchy. And there were many other people who might not share those anti-democratic values, but who nonetheless were willing to vote for anyone bearing the Republican label.Mr. Trump’s playbook against broke with the hard-won norms of liberal democracy, went back to demagogic, authoritarian political basics, and updated them for the reality television, social media age.

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