Peter Beinart recently authored an important piece entitled “Why America Is Moving Left.”
Writing in the Atlantic, he argues that regardless of who is elected this coming November, the nation is set on a more liberal trajectory. The Democratic nominee this year is almost certainly going to be more liberal, and he argues, the next elected Republican president will be more liberal than the last.
Evidence, you ask? Beinart points to the current race for the Democratic nomination. Someone like Bernie Sanders, a Democratic Socialist, would have been shut down by the Democratic Party in previous election cycles.
But more importantly, as a new generation of younger Americans becomes a majority—especially with respect to voting—they are a decidedly liberalizing force in America today.
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