I am what’s wrong with America*
Anand Giridharadas
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A little ambiguous here. Oh, I’m totally sympathetic to where you are at, but does this sort of attitude James exhibits really need a further platform?

I completely — completely — agree that the “establishment” has no idea why people support Trump. It’s not that they’re necessarily for what Trump has to say — but that they’ve been screwed over by everyone for generations, and Trump at least is prepared to pull down the columns and bring down the house. Much like voting for the Brexit, their vote for Trump is the only way to express the pain and loss they are feeling.

But most of these people are silent. A very significant portion of the vocal portion of the Trump supporters appear to be literal sociopaths. Will you be able to reform James so that he can communicate to others in a nuanced fashion?

Well, time will tell, and what can you lose? Good luck, and thanks for an interesting article.

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