Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Krystal Ball: A response to our critics

This is an interesting discussion of how the Left and Right increasingly regard each other as existential threats.

My take on the Red Tribe/Blue Tribe cold war is pretty much the same as my take on the Sunni/Shia conflict in the Middle East, the Protestant/Catholic conflict in Ireland, or the Hindu/Muslim conflict in South Asia, i.e. as a matter of curiosity from a political science and social science perspective, but as a matter of personal indifference. I agree with Peter Marshall that both Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine were proto-anarchists, meaning that we need both the Left and Right and their critiques of each other.

Krystal Ball responds to Current Affairs Editor Nathan Robinson’s smear of, ‘The Populist’s Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising.’

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