Understanding is dangerous: understanding the other side is crucial, even if it endangers one’s assumptions
Donald Trump supporters earn more than Hilary Clinton supporters. On the whole, his adherants cannot be captured accurately by traditional demographic predictors. Professor of Religious Studies at Yale, Kathryn Lofton, meditates on the success of Trump, contrasted with the false beliefs held by liberals about his supporters. She argues in The Point magazine that actually understanding the other side is crucial and radical, even if it endangers one’s own assumptions.
From The Point Magazine