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The Clintons in Charleston

By Will Straw  

This is meant to be the the age of apathy. Politics is meant to be so managerial and technocratic, and the public so materialistic, that political participation has become the domain of the eccentric. Yet in Charleston last night – a city the same size as Crawley or Colchester – Hillary Clinton was able to attract an audience of well over a thousand at just a day’s notice. The “line” began two hours before the event: families, pensioners, students, some straight from the office giving up their Friday evening plans.

Clinton was introduced by her husband and flanked Chelsea and…

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