The Shrinking Of the Political Middle

The Wall Street Journal – January 22, 2019

In the past two years, the world has been rocked first by the rise of right-wing populists and  now by a re-energized left. Both are products of a deeper seated destabilization trend: the hollowing out of the political middle.

It’s everywhere – a vexing riddle,
As people shun the squishy middle.
The “Golden Mean” has gotten meaner,
And no one wants an “in-betweener.”
So, on one sure thing we might agree,
Just say, “It’s easy-just think like ME.”

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