This is an outstanding must-read article from The Atlantic. It argues that Republicans and Democrats of 2016 have neither intelligible boundaries nor enforceable norms. The alarming conclusion is that as a result, renegade political behavior pays.
Let me give you a flavor:
Trump, however, didn’t cause the chaos. The chaos caused Trump. What we are seeing is not a temporary spasm of chaos but a chaos syndrome.
Personally, I blame President Obama for promising so much and delivering so little.
Across the Western world, we are witnessing the rise in power of the political extremes, the far-left and the far-right. This is the world of post-truth politics, in which evidenced is suppressed and dogma rules – for both extremes, the end justifies the means. Democracy has been hijacked by populism.
Let me ask an open question:
So how will the political center win against populism?