Still, his thesis reinforces the everyday evidence that our political plates have separated. Chants of “USA, USA” happen only at Trump rallies while Democratic candidates put their faith in identity politics and big government.
To be fair, these trends have been at work for decades, but the Trump phenomenon has helped create a chasm that could be too wide to bridge.
The impeachment trial that begins Tuesday is the clearest evidence of a looming national crackup. House Democrats made kangaroo courts look like models of fair play yet still could cobble together just two anemic articles, neither of which alleges an actual crime.