This Is What Democracy Looks Like


#TIA – Having objected so violently to the Donald Trump “make America great again slogan” it had never occurred to me to realize what great politics they represented. That may have been my first mistake.

“It was cheap and garish and not very imaginative, so generic that it might well have been churned out by some your-design-here online vendor. And it was—no matter which side of the aisle you’re on; no matter if you get amped or feel hollow when you see it—genius. Perched atop the heads of millions of voters, a red baseball cap emblazoned with one vague yet unforgettable message became the most politically potent image of 2016. “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” it commanded in all-caps.”

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