Jonathan Chait at New York explores how the presidential election has been influenced by "[m]odes of patriotism."
Friday, September 02, 2016
"Trump Has Left a Void for the Democrats to Defend American Ideals"
"The struggle between conservative and liberal patriotism has been a defining feature of American politics since Vietnam. But in 2016, that struggle over patriotism has taken on a different cast. In part, this reflects the Democrats' identification as the party of the state, which has turned the anti-patriots of the left against them in a way that could never happen when Republicans hold power. It has also happened as a result of the peculiar character and beliefs of the Republican nominee."