The only organ to which secular progressive political activists make little appeal these days—one could consider it America’s only understimulated organ—is the cerebrum. The brain. But when progressives do appeal to voters’ rationality, they wisely do so more primarily through story than through argument.
Yet, unfortunately, the progressive story is a “story” not only in the sense of a narrative but also in the sense of a lie. It is not based in reality and does not achieve what it promises. For that reason, over the next four years, American conservatives must out-narrate the political left.
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