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Who's to blame for Donald Trump?

Who's to blame for Donald Trump?

Donald Trump stands astride our politics, comical, embarrassing and terrifying. The country's pundits look upon him, and as one, they ask a single question: Whose fault is this anyway?

The answers are surprisingly varied. One of the more popular arguments is that Trump is a byproduct of rising inequality, and the bipartisan policies that have hollowed out the middle class over the last several decades. Bill Clinton's open trade policies, George W. Bush's tax cuts and the Obama administration's bank bailouts, the argument goes, all helped the wealthy and immiserated everyone else. Following a hallowed American tradition, Trump has channeled widespread anger into anti-immigrant...