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Donald Trump’s candidacy and presidency exposed a rift between what politicians and journalists think Americans’ political views are, and what those views actually are. Elites—politicians, journalists and other commentators, as well as a small number of politically sophisticated Americans—understand politics through worldviews arranged neatly along a left-right continuum, ranging from Democratic to Republican, liberal toContinue reading “One good explanation of Trumpism”
I guess it’s better to laugh than cry.
Great article in the Atlantic about the value of college. In it, the author makes the case that many people don’t value college for education as much as the “college experience“. He claims, and I agree, that we’ve built a large part of our society around the experience of college, but precious little around the education itContinue reading “Americans will die for the college experience”
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