This is a compelling article. Hessler covers Trump supporters in Grand Junction, Colorado.
Why should you read it?
Because, ‘people have reasons for the things that they believe, and the intensity of their experiences can’t be taken for granted.’
‘“I’ve never been this emotionally invested in a political leader in my life,” he said. “The more they hate him, the more I want him to succeed. Because what they hate about him is what they hate about me.”
The following was written by Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University,
15 November 2016.
Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today.