Wonders Never Cease!

Here’s something you might be surprised to see: a balanced and reasonable look at the Trump movement in the pages of The New Yorker. It is built upon an interview with the pseudonymous essayist “Publius Decius Mus”, whose anti-Clinton article “The Flight 93 Election” caused a such a stir last September. (We linked to it here.)

There is, of course, the obligatory swipe at the alt-right, and we see also the axiomatic rejection of the moral plausibility of white identitarianism in any form — but this is, after all, The New Yorker, and even ostensibly conservative publications must make these same obeisances. But the article, by Kelefa Sanneh, is a thorough and thoughtful look at Trumpism’s relationship to modern-day mainstream conservatism, and it is quite astonishingly free of malice.

Read it here.


  1. I wonder if “Publius Decius Mus” is Victor Davis Hanson.

    Posted January 13, 2017 at 11:05 pm | Permalink
  2. I thought I recognized the name “Sanneh.” Kelefa Sanneh is the son of Lamin Sanneh, an intellectual and a convert to Christianity from Islam and a practicing Roman Catholic.

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted January 14, 2017 at 5:26 am | Permalink
  3. Whitewall says

    I think both articles linked in this post give a pretty full view of Trumpism-Conservatism. Traditional conservatism only seems to have the life of a bouncing dead cat. We can adapt and move forward. It is the “progressive” Left that is stuck in its dogma of multiculturism and political correctness. Blow up their dogma and watch them turn on each other.

    Posted January 14, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink
  4. Whitewall says

    I notice civil rights era Congressman John Lewis of Ga. felt called upon to call Trump “illegitimate”. I also notice Trump didn’t let that attack go unremarked upon. Trump hits back, even at one of the left’s “shield” icons. Libs are wetting themselves over this. I have always thought the Left had multiple glass jaws. That and alabaster facades.

    Posted January 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

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