Thursday, May 5, 2016

It’s not about sexism: Camille Paglia on Trump, Hillary’s “restless bitterness” and the end of the elites

Is it 1968 all over again? Violent clashes between antiwar protestors and Chicago police during the 1968 Democratic Convention boomeranged against the New Left and sabotaged the presidential hopes of the Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, a genial, compassionate populist. The American electorate, repelled by street chaos, veered to the Right and made Richard M. Nixon president. The new crossover Nixon Democrats laid the groundwork for the two conservative presidencies of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s.
Read more at Salon

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