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America needs more class politics—and less “intersectional” posturing

Trump deserved to be routed, but his base stayed loyal—largely because of the left’s perverse obsession with what divides, rather than unites, America’s economically downtrodden majority

By Anatol Lieven  

Photo: Graeme Sloan/SIPA USA/PA Images

The idea of the “Green New Deal,” adopted by the left of the Democratic Party and—belatedly—by President-elect Joe Biden, is a recognition both of the acute menace of climate change and that the scale of the challenges that the US now faces is coming to resemble that of the 1930s when the first New Deal was born. As in the 1930s, failure to carry out deep reforms will endanger US democracy—and liberal democracy in the world.

To achieve change on the scale required, the Democrats need to replicate Franklin D Roosevelt’s success in creating a “new dispensation,” so…

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