Listening to your best imaginable opponent

From Fellow Trump Critics, Maybe Try a Little Listening by David Brooks:

I’ve been thinking a lot about the best imaginable Trump voter, who wasn’t motivated by racism or bigotry, who needed somebody to change the systems that are failing her.

Thinking about this best voter has helped me take an emotional pause. Many of my fellow Trump critics are expressing outrage, depression, bewilderment or disgust. They’re marching or writing essays: Should we normalize Trump or fight the normalizers?

It all seems so useless during this transition moment. It’s all a series of narcissistic displays and discussions about our own emotional states.

It seems like the first thing to do is really learn what this election is teaching us.

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