Nationalism Will Come Back from Trumpian Lows

President Donald Trump attends a rally in Manchester, N.H., August 15, 2019. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
Democracies have a way of bringing problems back to the political process until a suitable settlement is found.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE J onah Goldberg writes with some astonishment — and maybe a wry grin — about how nationalists and their sympathizers blew their chance. A favorable wind was about to lift up the sails of national conservatism in the United States, but the crew and captain seem to have dropped the anchor directly through the hull.

My old colleague and friend is half right. The opportunity for nationalist-minded reforms has been consistently squandered, and not just in the recent crisis. It’s not the first time that Trump blew a great deal of capital.

Goldberg is correct that Americans recognized the coronavirus was a serious


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