Thursday, October 27, 2016

"The Unconnected", George Packer's comment on the election in the 10/31 New Yorker magazine

The subtitle of this article is "The Democrats lost the white working class.  The Republicans exploited them.  Can Hillary Clinton win them back?"  The address of the article is "www.newyorker.com/magazine//2016/10/31/hillary-clinton-and-the-populist-revolt".  This is not a link, but it can be typed in.

While Packer is certainly no fan of Donald Trump, most of this article is an even handed look at the evolution of the Republican and Democratic parties over the last 40 years.  As one would expect from the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, it is both well done and entertaining.   It is recommended.

4 Comments:

Blogger Allen Hengst said...

I still haven't read this article, but thought you should know that the correct URL includes the word "the." Hence, it should be ...
www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/31/hillary-clinton-and-the-populist-revolt

8:59 PM  
Blogger John Borden said...

Thanks. It's been corrected.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Allen Hengst said...

Terry Gross just interviewed George Packer on "Fresh Air" ...
http://www.npr.org/2016/11/03/500457909/the-dangerous-volatile-game-trump-plays-with-the-white-working-class

3:52 PM  
Anonymous William McLaughlin said...

As incisive and valuable a piece of political analysis as has ever appeared in a popular magazine. Every Democratic Party operative needs to read this to understand what really happened in the 2017 presidential election. The article deserves much wider discussion, as it addresses so much that is driving our current political divide.

5:10 PM  

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