People often claim that their political opponents are motivated by sheer hatred. Thus, we have "hate-mongers," "hate speech," "hate groups," and even "hate maps." But almost no one openly claims "hate" as their political motive. When accused of hatred, the normal reaction is something like, "My God, you're naive. You can't even imagine that anyone on Earth sincerely disagrees with you. Oh, we're all horrible villains." I say both sides are wrong. Full-blown "hate" is indeed a rare motive. But that hardly means that political actors are well-intentioned. The emotional spectrum is wide. And the emotion I routinely see in politics is not hatred, but its milder cousin: resentment. Normal people
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