Anger in American Politics

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    Creigh Gordon

    There’s an interesting article in The Atlantic, “The Real Roots of American Rage: The untold story of how anger became the dominant emotion in our politics and personal lives—and what we can do about it.”

    Duhigg points out both the constructive and destructive sides of anger, and certainly that anger can be used by politicians and demagogues.

    It’s obvious that stoking anger has been a big part of Republican’s strategies, but what occurred to me reading the article was that it was also a big and effective part of Bernie Sanders’ strategy.

    I leave it to you-all to figure out if Sanders’ approach was a good one or not. It’s hard to argue with its effectiveness. It certainly would behoove other politicians to think about this reality.

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