The Alt-Center

U.S. troops patrol at an Afghan National Army base in Logar Province, Afghanistan, in 2018. (Omar Sobhani / Reuters)
The centrist elite has been successful in raising alarm about the supposed death of the old liberal order. But the picture it paints is a fantasy.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE W hen I’m done ruminating on the depredations of the “deep state,” sometimes I wonder if there’s a dark room somewhere in which graduates from the Kennedy School of Government and the PPE programs of Oxford and Cambridge are programming bots and producing viral news sites to spread their messages across social media. From this den they amplify the voices of their resolutely centrist, establishment-oriented collaborators, creating an alternate reality.

In this reality, Brexit is already a disaster. Hungary and Poland are places of severe political repression. Donald Trump is subverting the Constitution and running a pro-Russia foreign policy. America has withdrawn

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