A Classical Take on Trump

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The ever-interesting Victor Davis Hanson is not only a classical scholar but also a fifth-generation farmer. His take for City Journal on Trump’s appeal to rural America combines his knowledge of life today outside the big cities with a dazzling historical sweep.

“To paraphrase Cicero on his preference for the direct Plato over the obscure Pythagoreans, rural Americans would have preferred to be wrong with the blunt-talking Trump than to be right with the mush-mouthed Hillary Clinton. One reason that Trump may have outperformed both McCain and Romney with minority voters was that they appreciated how much the way he spoke rankled condescending white urban liberals.”

Read the whole thing.

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