Our Stories Are Better
Politics is as much a story, a narrative as much as anything else. David Brooks' recent column in the NYT contrasts the different stories the parties are telling. “The story Donald Trump tells is that we good-hearted, decent people of Middle America have been betrayed by stupid elites who screw us and been threatened by foreigners who are out to get us. That story resonated with many people. You can get a lot of facts wrong if you get your story right”. Brooks feels that the stories Democrats are telling, which revolve around race and class, are wrong. But any story about inclusion rather than exclusion is a better story. Read the article and see what you think. And check out Michelle Goldberg's suggestions for what stories Democrats should be telling.