Magazine February 22, 2021, Issue

The Emergent Urban Anti-progressivism

Supporters of former president Donald Trump march in Manhattan, N.Y., October 13, 2020. (Soren Larson/Reuters)
Looking at Trump’s electoral performance in big cities

President Biden’s appeal for unity in his inaugural address was a welcome invitation to end “this uncivil war that pits red versus blue, rural versus urban, conservative versus liberal.” The challenge for Biden, of course, is to show that his administration can lead by example in pursuit of this goal.

Nowhere will this challenge play out more than in America’s cities. His campaign’s urban policies — from affordable housing to education to worker pay — together with his recent flurry of “racial equity” executive orders on January 26, were all drafted according to the familiar Democratic playbook. But urban voters seem

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