Not Ready to Make Nice

Trump voters and the limits of compassion and empathy

“Trump in a Small Town,” by Frank Boston, from his Flickr page (usage permitted by Creative Commons license)

Much has been said about the need for liberals and progressives — or at least Democrats — to understand Trump voters. We are told we should learn to listen to their fears and insecurities. We are supposed to respect their deep sense of anxiety, born of job losses, dying small towns, and cultural transformation occurring at a pace with…