Town and Country

Mark Leibovich (author of This Town) has always done a great job explaining the inner workings of DC. In this week’s NYT Mag, he riffs on what has changed (and what hasn’t) since Inauguration day. This Town Melts Down. “Trump was elected in part by portraying and revealing politicians to be feckless weenies — and many of them went out and reinforced this view by displaying their willingness to be rolled by Trump in the campaign and unwillingness to stand up to him in office. This gets to one ethic of This Town that has endured and that Trump has reinforced: The interests of self-perpetuation drive nearly everything.”

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