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Political Insights - Trump? What is going on?

By Rick Longpre on Aug 04, 2015 at 01:57 PM in Of Interest

Article republished from the New York Times

When America is growing and happy, the country is sort of like a sprinter’s track. As Robert H. Wiebe put it in his classic book “The Segmented Society,” when things were going well the diverse country comprised “countless isolated lanes where Americans, singly or in groups, dashed like rows of racers toward their goals.”

In times of scarcity and alienation, it’s more like bumper cars. Different groups feel their lanes are blocked, so they start crashing into one another.

Political Insights - Trump? What is going on?