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Face the Bitter Truth

Face the Bitter Truth

Whatever the final outcome, I’m struggling to wrap my head around the fact that more than 70 million Americans have witnessed the past four years and are like: Jup, that’s fine, let’s have some more of that. A lot more people — in absolute numbers — voted for Trump than did in 2016. «We are two countries», writes George Packer in The Atlantic. «The outcome of the 2016 election was not a historical fluke or result of foreign subversion, but a pretty accurate reflection of the American electorate.». It’s the best analysis I’ve read so far — not surprisingly, as George Packer has, back in 2013, written an excellent book for understanding a changing United States: The Unwinding.

From Weekly Filet ##324, in November 2020.

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