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‘Trump’s Nationalist Anthem’

Here’s my piece on the homepage on the inaugural address. I do think it is being somewhat misunderstood:

The speech is being portrayed as radical, which is in part a reaction to the fact that Trump didn’t make any attempt to elevate his rhetoric and to some of his incendiary verbiage (he referred, when talking about crime, to “this American carnage”). But this is to overlook the genuinely unifying notes. He called us “one nation,” and developed the point in a passage at the end, beginning with his promise that “a new national pride will heal our divisions.”

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: 

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