June 22, 2019

NOW THAT NATIONAL REVIEW HAS NOTICED THE OBVIOUS, WHAT LEG DO THE NEVERTRUMPERS HAVE TO STAND ON? Subtract Trump’s taste for controversy and rhetorical brinkmanship, and you’re left with an incrementalist center-right government. “Subtract Trump’s taste for nonstop controversy and rhetorical brinkmanship, and you’re left with an incrementalist center-right government that has pursued an expansionary fiscal policy and avoided foreign war, for a period of peace and prosperity that — in any other universe — would be at the core of a stay-the-course reelection message.”

Related: Donald Trump is a symptom of a new kind of class warfare raging at home and abroad. “To understand events around the world today, one must think in terms of the class struggle. This sentence sounds like something that could be written by a doctrinaire Marxist. But it is nonetheless true. Much of the current tension in America and in many other democracies is in fact a product of a class struggle. It’s not the kind of class struggle that Karl Marx wrote about, with workers and peasants facing off against rapacious capitalists, but it is a case of today’s ruling class facing disaffection from its working class.”

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