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Disconnection in Philadelphia

Photographs from the city that is hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention

By Sam Tanenhaus  

©Sam Tanenhaus

Scroll down to see the pictures that Tanenhaus took to accompany this piece, along with several pictures he has taken since then 

The story of the 2016 election, we’ve been told for more than a year now, is a story of disconnection—between party chieftains and grassroots activists, between “establishment” candidates and and restive voters, between the “elite” (king-making “donors,” media pundits, professors and “professional historians”) and the unruly citizenry, the super rich “one per cent” and “the struggling middle class.”

It’s all true, but it’s just a glimmer…

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