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    if they want to become real, authentic Americans they must reduce their fealty to their native country and regard it as secondary, subordinate, in order to emphasize their whiteness.
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    not paint—it was two centuries of working grime. They were startled, mortified by their ignorance. To them, heavy industry was something archaic, which you saw in a book. They didn’t know that its residue fluffed the lungs like Satan’s pillows, that it thickened walls and souped the air.
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    The press is reviled, financially desperate, and undergoing a crisis of faith about the very efficacy of gathering facts. And public opinion? Strictly speaking, it no longer exists. “All right we are two nations,” John Dos Passos wrote, in his “U.S.A.” trilogy.
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    Trump has the temperament of a leader who doesn’t distinguish between his private desires and demons and the public interest.
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    Zweig’s literary star was eclipsed by contemporaries such as Thomas Mann and Joseph Roth. But his witness to Europe’s catastrophe, and his dedication to the cause of its union, have helped restore him to popular affection. (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”, a 2014 film inspired by Zweig’s writing, may also have had a hand.) Zweig held the aesthete’s distaste for the grub and grind of politics, but his calls for European unity grew more urgent throughout the 1930s as the continent stumbled towards war. When it finally came, Zweig could not muster the hope he had encouraged in others. In “The...
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    煽动家越是热情洋溢和野心勃勃,民主体制就越有可能沦为专制统治。煽动家是民主的软肋。现在甚至还出现了标准的煽动剧本。无论是左翼还是右翼,他们都标榜自己是反精英的大众代表和不合适的局外人,并作为魅力领导人与追随者密切联系,他们往往通过弥天大谎来操纵这种联系,用以谋求自己的进步;他们威胁既有的行为准则和约束性制度,把这些准则和制度描述为他们所代表的民意的敌人。特朗普几乎是教科书式的煽动家。
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    民主政体本质上是一种文明的内战。它是一种受谅解和制度制约的权力争斗。 谅解是赢家永远不会拿走一切。反对派是合法的,可以自由表达观点而且权力受到限制。公民价值观是民主政体最重要的资产。他们必须发自内心地明白,通过操纵选举、打击异见或者骚扰反对派让临时权力永久化是不合法的。不存在什么“人民”,这是想象出来的实体。只有公民,而他们的选择不仅可能、而且必然会改变。尽管必须找到方法整合公民的观点,但始终会有缺陷。
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    Does the story or graph cite any sources? If no sources are given, it is far from certain that the story is false, but the likelihood increases that it should be investigated further. Note how the fake story with which I opened this article provided no sources, and how it was debunked by Snopes by finding the actual sources of the graphs.

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