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Richard Rorty pretty much predicted the 2016 election in Achieving Our Country.


Hard to argue.


PC: The first two paragraphs of this passage consist of Rorty’s paraphrase of the argument made in Edward Luttwak’s The Endangered American Dream (1993).  The sentences that precede the quoted passage in Rorty’s book:


Many writers on socioeconomic policy have warned that the old industrialized democracies are heading into a Weimar-like period, one in which populist movements are likely to overturn constitutional governments.  Edward Luttwak, for example, has suggested that fascism may be the American future. The point of his book The Endangered American Dream is that . . .

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