Kevin Bersett interviews Andrew Hartman, author of A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars. Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could. Thread: “9/11 did not bring out the best in America. It brought out the worst”. George W. Bush is not a resistance leader — he’s part of the problem (and more). “This should keep the black vote down considerably”. Thread: “I sometimes see journalists saying that their big error was failing to understand white working-class grievance. But if you ask me, their biggest sin has been failure to understand the GOP’s complete bad faith and cynicism”. “The deficits being run up now aren’t an accident, or some unfortunate byproduct, they are the point. They politically constrain the other party when and if it takes power”.

The tyranny of the majority isn’t a problem in America today — tyranny of the minority is.