Democrats have been criticizing Donald Trump for the “dark” tone of his speeches and those of his supporters at the Republican National Convention at Cleveland last week. Well, if (as most Democrats seem to believe) the last 7½ years were good for the U. S. A., then those speeches would seem unjustifiably dark. But if (as I do) you see these years as a period of decline in U. S. prestige abroad and order domestically, you (as do I) will see this “darkness” as entirely justify. The “darkness” is reason to support Trump, not oppose it.
Against Civic Division - In *National Review*, I dig into the implications of Bret Stephens's satirical proposal to deport poor Americans.
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