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Managing Dissent

After the 2016 presidential election, I had some free time on my hands and decided to watch the election night coverage all the mainstream American networks, cable news channels plus the BBC, ITV and CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).  The coverage began with all anchors and guests of every outlet mentioned uniformly expecting a decisive Hillary Clinton victory while wondering whether Donald Trump would accept his defeat.  Progressive and establishment Republican pundits were certain that vindication was at hand.  Trump would be dismissed as an anomaly and would soon be forgotten.  As the evening wore on, joyous anticipation was replaced by nervous laughter and eventually despair.  It turns out that history was not on their side.

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