President Trump?

Publisher:  Insurgent Notes
Date Written:  09/10/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20258

No matter what happens, the old US party system is broken. Donald Trump is like no major candidate in living memory.



The situation shows important parallels to the Brexit vote in Britain in June; there, the entire political and academic establishment, "left" or "right," came out to "remain" in the European Union, and something like a class vote (albeit mixed with other less savory elements) came back with a big middle finger. That is what is brewing in the United States. What is occurring is nothing less than a (very) skewed referendum on the past 45 years of American politics and society, and those who feel they got the short end of "free trade" and "globalization" think they have finally found a voice, even as Trump's economic program, such as it is, is a chimera.
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