The Idea That Elected Obama (Twice)


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This history-based commentary turns away from politics and toward the realm of ideas to explain the election of Barack Obama. By looking closely at popular phrases like “just do it” and “you are what you eat”, it describes how the idea of inclusiveness got fractured in our cultural thinking and paved the way for Obama’s election. The splintering of this idea is also argued to have opened the door for election of Donald Trump.