Populism, politics and the future

How Trump Lost by Peter Beinart for the New York Review of Books.  “If he governed as he ran in 2016, as an economic populist, he would likely have been re-elected.  Instead he reverted to the same old Republican playbook.”

Is There a Trumpism After Trump? by Ross Douthat for The New York Times.  “His presidency showed the way to a presidency that’s multi-ethnic, middle class and populist.  But soon he may stand in its way.”

Ding-dong, the jerk is dead – But read this before you join the Hallelujah Chorus by Thomas Frank for The Guardian.  “Trump’s defeat is a time for celebrating – let us praise God for victory.  But let us also show some humility in our triumph, and think a bit about how we got here.”

Trump Proved That Authoritarians Can Get Elected in America by Zeynep Tufekci for The Atlantic.  “Trump was ineffective and easily beaten.  A future strongman won’t be.”

They Are Trying to Silence Progressives, Because Money Never Sleeps by David Sirota for The Daily Poster.  “We’re all exhausted, but in the 24 hours since the election was called, corporate interests and their allies have already started their war on progressives.  There’s no rest for the weary.”

There Was Actually a Lot of Good News for the Left on Election Day by Liza Featherstone for Jacobin.

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One Response to “Populism, politics and the future”

  1. Heineman, Robert A Says:

    Phil, I haven’t read any of these yet, but I think that the liberals still miss the point. I think that few of them will be mentioning the politics of fear propagated by the Biden campaign. Thanks for these and be well. Bob H.

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