This really speaks for itself.

Having subverted the Constitution and enervated the nation with these measures,  portray the federal government as unwieldy, bumbling and shot through with elitist liberals.  Create mental states of maladaptive populism among the citizenry to support this view.

Unexceptionalism – A Primer – NYTimes.com

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America’s decade of reverse-nation-building at home – Boing Boing

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