POTUS 2020, part 1

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Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Post by robertk » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:38 am

Mkoll wrote:
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:57 am
Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it's a great article, more about the circumstances leading to Trump than the man himself. Worth reading whatever side of the aisle you lean more toward.

https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017 ... ump-beyond
yes great article overall!
The conclusion is a bit odd though:
we must break definitively both with neoliberal economics and with the various politics of recognition that have lately supported it—casting off not just exclusionary ethnonationalism but also liberal-meritocratic individualism. Only by joining a robustly egalitarian politics of distribution to a substantively inclusive, class-sensitive politics of recognition can we build a counterhegemonic bloc that could lead us beyond the current crisis to a better world
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Re: POTUS 2020, part 1

Post by Mkoll » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:51 am

There's definitely a lot of flowery and cerebral language in the piece, but at the same time the author makes good use of them in getting her points across. The conclusion makes good sense in the context of the rest of the article where most of the terms there are defined and fleshed out. By itself, it sounds weird for sure.
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