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Rehumanizing Trump

  This is a hard post for me to write. Part of me resists the idea of seeing Donald Trump as a human being. It’s safer and easier to stay with the fear and derision I feel towards him. Shortly after Trump took office, I was on Skype to a liberal-leaning friend who lives on the East Coast. He was genuinely scared of what was happening to his country. I asked him, “Are you afraid that you’ll...
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Snap Election

A few weeks’ ago I found myself walking next to a middle-aged man who wanted to tell me something important about his experience. He told me that in all the discussions about Brexit, all the programmes and phone-ins that he’d listened to, one thing had never been acknowledged. He had never heard someone talk about losing a sense that they belong in their home town… losing a sense that they wer...
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