Saturday, April 30, 2016

Trump sees what elites ignore

David Brooks accepts his blame for the rise of Donald Trump.
I was surprised by Trump’s success because I’ve slipped into a bad pattern, spending large chunks of my life in the bourgeois strata — in professional circles with people with similar status and demographics to my own. It takes an act of will to rip yourself out of that and go where you feel least comfortable. But this column is going to try to do that over the next months and years. We all have some responsibility to do one activity that leaps across the chasms of segmentation that afflict this country.
He credits Trump for bringing this into focus. But doubts he's the right response.
But shouldn't the person who captured the moment get a chance to try his ideas?
If the old ideas have failed, maybe those who pushed those ideas need to learn from Trump.

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