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The Case Against Empathizing With Trump Supporters

Empathy isn’t the solution to our political crisis. It’s a major cause.

In an interview with the New Yorker last month, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg expressed some empathetic leanings toward Trump voters. “You saw a lot of people… who were really angry at the system,” Buttigieg said. “The system really had let…



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Noah Berlatsky

Bylines at NBC Think, The Verge, CNN, the Atlantic. Author of Chattering Class War and Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism.