Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Director of People’s Action, George Goehl, reacts to how voters in rural America voted in the election.

Krystal and Saager are always hoping to be able to unite the working class around “populist” (welfarist and trade protectionist) issues. I don’t think that will happen. The culture war divisions are so deeply entrenched that there is no buying anyone’s way around them. Class divisions will become increasingly impactful on US politics but in ways that fragment the left and right internally, not transcend the left and right. It’s already happening.

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