- Jul 7, 2020
Ok, so the title here is kind of clickbait but the thesis is pretty intereresting. The TLDR is that Trump has always been about elitist policy in populist clothing and his base an uneasy coalition between neoconservative corporatists and working class populists, but that last week's events mark the dissolutioin of this uneasy alliance.
Moreover, Saagar, himself more of a populist conservative, laments that the populist wing has completely married itself to the "alternative facts" landscape of election fraud and conspiracy theories, something that could deeply unedermine their ability to be taken seriously on policy.
It's an interesting argument. Do you think populist conservatism can find a place in the landscape separate for troll politics and conspiracy?