Summary: Political gurus gush forth with explanations for Trump's victory in the Electoral College (although more Americans voted for Clinton). They discuss arcane strategy, the effect of the media, personalities, and scores of other things (mostly trivial). But there are two elephants in the room. First, Clinton relied on the politics of fear, which surprisingly … Continue reading Clinton lost because fear failed, and voters disliked her Social Justice Warriors
Summary: By nightfall after Trump's election we had rationalized away this astonishing event with myths, ensuring that we learn nothing from Campaign 2016, Let's strip away these pleasing stories and confront the truth -- no matter how painful. Then we can start to prepare for a better choice in 2020. Contents Myth: Trump won the … Continue reading Breaking the myths about Campaign 2016, so we can prepare for 2020
Summary: Trump's victory surprised the experts. But the potential for radical change, the alienation that caused it, and the resulting rise of populism have all been discussed at the FM website. Here are resources to help you prepare for what lies ahead for America during the next four years. Understanding is the first step. See … Continue reading Resources to help you prepare for the Trump years
Summary: You have read criticism of both Trump and Clinton here, showing aspects of both that the media have undercovered in their excitement with soundbites and other trivia. For the last round I turn the page over to Maximilian Forte, who has assembled a video festival about Hillary Clinton. Don't have any illusions about what … Continue reading An anthropologist screens six documentaries about Hillary Clinton
Summary: A question from a reader prompts this summary of our situation, fodder for thought before we vote on November 8. Perhaps it will spark action some readers on November 9, so that we have better choices in 2020. A question from a long-time reader of the FM website. "Both candidates are deeply flawed and … Continue reading Are we screwed no matter who wins, Trump or Clinton?