Liberals keep denigrating the new nationalism as racist. This is nonsense.

Progressives too often display contempt for instincts that are not and should not be considered morally and politically beyond the pale

Let's give credit to natural human instincts.
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Have you noticed that liberals think Donald Trump and his supporters are racists?

You may have missed it if you didn't read the lead story on the front page of Saturday's New York Times, or watch one of three late-night talk shows on Monday night, or pay attention to Hillary Clinton's "deplorables" speech earlier this month, or follow the array of articles that appeared over the following week making the case that, if anything, Clinton was too restrained in describing merely half of would-be Trump voters as motivated by xenophobic bigotry.

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