Polarization: A fitting and fortunate response to leftist overreach

Polarization: A fitting and fortunate response to leftist overreach


Although I was delighted to see all the responses to my recent column on polarization, it was also unsettling to discover how many readers misunderstood my meaning. For the record, I do not deplore the polarization I discussed. I view it as a fortunate response to the intolerant cultural left, a runaway administrative state, and the anti-discrimination regime under which we’re living. I’d be far more concerned if, like in Canada or Germany, the populist response to the left’s power-grabs had little or no effect.

The polarization in question is not between the Republican and Democratic Parties as they existed 50 years ago. Since then, a major realignment has occurred throughout most of the Western world in which the predominantly white working class has

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