Magazine August 1, 2016, Issue

Clinton in Purgatory

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate in Brooklyn, April 2016. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
She leads a coalition that loves her little.

Hillary Clinton is the standard-bearer of a party coalition explicitly constructed to deny her access to the office she now seeks as its leader. She has become the face of the very amalgamation of groups that eight years ago handed her the worst defeat of her career. At the same time, a significant portion of her former support has forsaken her party and turned against her personally with bristling hostility. What are we to make of this peculiar arrangement, and how will it shape Clinton’s agenda should she attain the White House?

For much of the last century, the white working

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


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