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July 28, 2016

For the Republicans, the winning formula for several decades has been to offer culture war as red meat to the electorate,

then turn around and serve the donor class.
This is simple cynicism. For the Democrats, the driving force is, rather, moral vanity—a tendency to let the easy pleasures of righteousness stand in for the kind of public-spiritedness that would make real demands on us. Right and left need each other to keep the standard culture wars going, but Trump is short-circuiting the whole arrangement. No wonder both sides are in a panic. - On Frank Speech -

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 28, 2016 11:36 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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