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Leon Wieseltier: Stay Angry. The Fight Is Not Over.

on November 14, 2016

Leon Wieseltier speaks for me. I’m not willing to “rise above” the anger and disgust I feel. I want the Democrats to find their spines and push back.
For the sake of our country. For the sake of our future. For the sake of all those in America who are not “typically” white, heterosexual, of a “different” religion (or no religion at all).
If this country cannot learn to be more inclusive, then this is not the country that I thought we were striving to achieve.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Leon Wieseltier, who was for many years the literary editor of “The New Republic,” wrote this essay in “The Washington Post.” We are already beginning to forget the vile things Trump said during the campaign. He won’t really build a wall–or will he? He won’t round up 11 million undocumented people–or is it only two or three million? He didn’t really mean to jail his political opponent–but it’s too soon to say (let’s see what his Attorney General says…Guiliani?) Remember the scores of #NeverTrump Republicans? They are building bridges and mending fences.

Wieseltier will have none of it.

He writes:

“The ascendancy of Donald Trump is surprising, but it is not shocking. How could this have happened? Easily. We are not a society of angels. The poisons that Trump peddles have been loose in the land for a long time. For decades the Republican Party has played with this fire…

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