Sunday, January 22, 2017


Of the two themes that President Trump chose to focus on in his graceless inaugural address, the most important from the policy perspective was a single-minded and almost thuggish nationalism that he boiled down to what he declared were two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.

But the more interesting and more important theme from a political perspective was the unvarnished and almost thuggish enmity to elites — the political elites, the media elites, the corporate elites, the professional elites, the foreign policy elites, the educational elites, the entertainment elites, the social elites and the global elites. He not only won the presidency without their support but over their sneering dismissal and active opposition. And now he stood before them with his middle finger metaphorically raised high in the air.

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