What to do about it?

This is what I’ve been saying all along:

“The surge in global populism is not reducible to economics. It is about racism, sexism, homophobia, and cultural backwardness. It is revenge—not of the economically insecure, but of the cultural left-behinds.”

So the question is, what to do about it? If this is what’s driving populism, how do the Democrats, or anyone else, counter these deeply-held beliefs, without betraying their very core values?



One thought on “What to do about it?

  1. Larry Kaplan

    Florida is half right — it’s BOTH feeding off of each other. It’s like taking two chemicals in sepaarate beakers and mixing them into a toxic brew. Each on its own would probably be insufficient to gather steam, but together they are potent. One would be just as foolish to ignore the economic drivers as ignoring the cultural ones.


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