How Civic Nationalism Failed


While the Democrats have not yet realized their coalition of the ascendant, the reality is they have achieved a coalition of the impenetrable. Their collection of racial and other outcast identity groups have shown themselves to be reliable and impervious to Republican efforts to reach them with opportunity or economic benefit. Put more bluntly, no matter how much wealth and engagement the Right offers, it simply cannot match the resentment-based grievance politics where the Left promises a new political structure with them at the top, taking all the way from the productive majority.

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