This summer 2017 edition of Tikkun has several articles focusing on the trauma that the Trump presidency has generated. While many liberals and progressives responded to this trauma and horror in the earlier months with mass demonstrations and a commitment to resistance, it soon became clear that, as important as they were for reviving the spirit of people on the Left, the demonstrations did not make much of a dent in the consciousness of the tens of millions of people who voted for Trump.

Sadly, the liberal and progressive forces continue to demean, shame, and blame all those who did not vote for Democrats in the 2016 election. This takes the form of suggesting that all of these tens of millions of people who voted for Trump and other Republicans (or who did not bother to vote) did so because they are racist,...

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