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The Revolution Will Be Kuhnian.

Social Movements Are A Variety Of Identity Politics

Great real science from a political scientist! Erin Mayo-Adam does it like Jane Goodall and applies what she found to the Parkland kids:

Social movements can form in response to a series of traumatic episodes — if and when they build grass-roots coalitions among groups and organizations that represent a variety of minority communities and others affected by the events. That can happen when the groups construct a collective identity based on two elements: common opponents and a shared traumatic past.

The Thing Trump Is Afraid We’ll Learn: He’s Not Very Wealthy

When Trump Talks About How Politics Works, He's Explaining What Journalists Taught Him [Halfassed]