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Trump: a preposterous answer to a serious grievance

By grappling with class, however crudely, the President-elect has smashed a smug consensus

By Thomas Frank   December 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. © Paul Sancya/AP/Press Association Images

And so the United States has embraced the demagogue, a man who ran for the presidency as a kind of lone entrepreneur, without benefit of funding or even a political party, really. Every poll had him losing, some of them had him losing massively. And he won, thanks…

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