Anger in American Politics

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    Creigh Gordon
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    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.”
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/01/charles-duhigg-american-anger/576424/

    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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