Trump Will Go Away, but the Anger He’s Stirred Up Is Just Getting Started

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Joel Kotkin

JOEL KOTKIN

10.22.16 12:30 PM ET

For progressives, the gloating is about to begin. The Washington Monthlyproclaims that we are on the cusp of a “second progressive era,” where the technocratic “new class” overcomes a Republican Party reduced to “know-nothing madness.”

To be sure, Trump himself proved a mean-spirited and ultimately ineffective political vessel. But the forces that he aroused will outlive him and could get stronger in the future. In this respect Trump may reprise the role played another intemperate figure, the late Senator Barry Goldwater. Like Trump, Goldwater openly spurned political consensus, opposing everything from civil rights and Medicare to détente. His defeat led to huge losses at the congressional level, as could indeed occur this year as well.

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