It’s far from the most important thing, but one of the big lessons I learned in the 2016 campaign are the clear lines between liberal and left, which (combined with a fracture on the right) is one of the reasons you might see me using umbrella terms like “leftward and “rightward” to describe people. In any event, Nathan Robinson argues that there can be no unity among Democrats, but there must be collaboration.
CityLab has a piece on the politics of wealth in London. It’s not just the US where wealthier places are veering left, and the reasons are not necessarily what we might initially think.
Shadi Hamid argues that for multiculturalism to work, we need a liberalism that accommodates.
Michael Brendan Dougherty argues that bringing the DUP into coalition with the Tories makes the coalition more representative of Britain. What’s interesting about the DUP is how much its social views misalign with (and are way to the right of) the Northern Ireland’s electorate. NI being stuck between Sinn Fein and the DUP – and the inability of the center-left SDLP or center-right UUP to make any headway is one of the biggest Pick Your Extremism cases in the world and a pretty substantial indictment of FPTP elections.