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There is a reasonable feeling among rural, blue collar Americans (who are far more likely to join the army than their white collar brethren) that Joe Biden is just another neoliberal, armchair war-hawk with disastrous judgement. The contempt that many Biden voters have for Trump voters is absurd, considering that (in many cases) a vote for Trump is a vote against endless, off-the-books wars; corrosive globalization; and an endemic, blind expertism — think lockdowns — which hurt some people and places far more than others.

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