Although many of us feel like we’ve discussed the recent election as much as we care to, we’re going to try to approach the election aftermath from a bit of a different perspective next week.
There has been a strong reaction from the Democrats/Liberals/Progressives (choose your preferred label) in the wake of the election, with questions such as:
- What went wrong and who’s fault was the Democrats’ loss?
- How should Democrats react to a Trump Administration with both houses of Congress controlled by Republicans?
- What adjustments to the Democrats’ efforts to appeal to voters should be undertaken (which issues to emphasize, constituencies to target, etc.)?
Here’s some food for thought:
- Mike Wolf’s link to the “You Are Still Crying Wolf” slatestarcodex.com post.
- An opinion piece in Friday’s New York Times entitled “The End of Identity Liberalism.” As of this writing, the piece prompted over 2460 comments. If 2400+ comments is more than your attention span will accommodate, you might want to focus on the “Readers’ Picks” (1475 comments) or “NYT Picks” (42 comments).
- Another opinion piece from today’s New York Times, written in response to End of Identity Liberalism, entitled “Identity Politics and Its Defenders.”
If you don’t have a New York Times subscription, here are links to those articles in PDF form:
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