Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Triumphalism among US Left

The polarisation of views in the US is amazing. I don't meet many Republicans, since it seems only the Liberals travel abroad, but the uniformity of views (and derision of the conservative heartland) is staggering, like some extremely sophisticated indoctrination. Like me, I don't think the Democratic liberals meet any Conservatives - they talk to each other, nod to each other, and assume that anyone who thinks otherwise is an asshole.

And this is what Clive Crook says:
"One of the things that strikes me as a foreigner living in the U.S. is that American metropolitan liberals despise every kind of bigotry, except the kind directed at the dumb hicks who inhabit the middle of the country. I mean, those people vote Republican!".

Here's his piece for Bloomberg:

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