My original question sounds horrifyingly superficial. I definitely see the convulsed socioeconomic situation and the social slide (“bowling alone” etc.) and am trying to make sense of Trumpism in that context. From my perspective, there’s no way in the world he cares about people in the non-elite categories or will do anything for them. What reality with him are his supporters seeing, or is it all wishing?
“ conservatives have a completely different view of reality than we do”
I know about the pervasive role of authoritarianism for conservatives but can’t seem to get more specific beyond that when trying to understand their reality. Will you expand on the different view of reality or suggest reading sources? Thanks for this article.