Friday, July 29, 2016

"An Unexpected Historical Parallel"

"Both men joined their economic ideas to a cultural message that appalled and frightened their political opponents. Bryan disdained the new urban America: 'Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy our farms, and the grass will grow in the streets of every city in the country.' Bryan led a party that defined and applied its Jeffersonian ideals for white people only. Trump—well, we all know about that."

David Frum in The Wall Street Journal compares Donald Trump to William Jennings Bryan.

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