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Lawrence M. Mead

Lawrence M. Mead is professor of politics and public policy at New York University. This essay draws on his forthcoming book, Burdens of Freedom: Cultural Roots of American Power.
Articles by Lawrence M. Mead

Moral Overload

Donald Trump’s election as president was a shattering defeat for left-of-center Americans. Commentators said that Democrats had focused too much on protecting specific groups—racial minorities, immigrants, and so on—and not enough on appealing to a broad public.1 The Democratic deficit was not only in votes, however, but in style. In recent decades, the Left has…

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