Trump’s origin story

Rick Perlstein, who studies the American conservative movement, wrote an article in the Washington Spectator in April that traces Trump’s politics to New York’s crisis of crime and poor governance in the 1960s and 1970s. While I would like to get other perspectives since Perlstein is a pretty fierce critic of the conservative movement, the article seemed to offer a good way to understand Trump as influenced by a certain kind of right wing politics.

Sorry that there are some profanities in the article.

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