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There is no substitute for thinking—although modern-day America may have you believing otherwise. Novelist Martin Amis attributes the recent surge in anti-intellectualism to the populist politics sweeping the United States. "Populism relies on a sentimental and, in fact, very old-fashioned view that the uneducated population knows better in its instincts than the over-refined elite. That leads to anti-intellectualism, which is self-destructive for everyone." The rejection of rationality and analysis is something politicians can easily capitalize on, and Amis refers to President Trump as a plutocrat in populist's clothing. "It’s profoundly hypocritical because his policies do not favor the working man... It’s an act, populism. Always an act." Are the American people being conned, and is a return to elitism the answer? Martin Amis is the author of The Rub of Time: Bellow, Nabokov, Hitchens, Travolta, Trump: Essays and Reportage, 1994-2017.

 

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Interesting but wouldn't it be nice if he could also offer a solution? Or at least an outcome?
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I can tell by the title, this'll be quite interesting and provocation and eye opening. I've read some of his before. He's good.
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Yeah... I was in a bad mood this morning. My excuse is my dog woke me at 5 am and I couldn't get back to sleep.
I like Martin Amis, too. I just want something hopeful to be written about our situation. With clear directions on how to get to the light at the end of the tunnel.
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You guys have to vote him out of the office. Get ready. Be prepared. I know this sounds silly, but it is the only proper way.

Election countdown:

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