A recent summer sojourn teaching at Baruch College in New York afforded me an opportunity to assess the American condition in the age of Donald Trump. The diagnosis is not a happy one.

The death of outrage at Trump’s divisive and inflammatory rhetoric on the part of Republicans and many of his diehard supporters — a solid 35% of the electorate — has created an enabling environment for a climate of white supremacist storm troopers to flourish.

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