Except ya see, the Trump campaign wasn’t luddites like you’re suggesting. The Clinton campaign was largely allied with traditional media companies that took a traditional approach to the race. “Oh won’t someone think of the children!” It was Trump who harnessed the more modern approaches to data science and campaigning invented by the cynical neoliberal elites you mentioned. Do you reckon anyone working directly for either party conference knows what “astroturfing” means? I’ll bet Peter Thiel does. In a nutshell though, this article has the overall smell of an overzealously accepted Philosophy and/or Political Science degree. The number of words ending in “ist” or “ism” is too damn high!