Media Mention  /  June 14, 2021

The Economist: Sarah Longwell on how mainstream Republicans can decontaminate the party

AMERICAN POLITICS has long been characterised as an iron triangle. It consisted of interest groups with narrow concerns, an executive branch trying to keep the groups’ ambitions in check, and a Congress entangled in a constant quid pro quo with the groups. But a new Republican iron triangle entails not interest groups but tribal ones. Primary voters, politicians and infotainment pundits have created a feedback loop of extremism, outrage and fear that is ripping American politics apart.

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