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It wasn’t God wot won it

Lot of sense on the US election from David Aaronovitch in the Observer:

I much prefer secularism to theocracy. But the thing is, so do the Americans and nothing about this last election indicates otherwise, as I hope to prove. Yet a new conventional wisdom has sprung up almost instantaneously (a wisdom which describes two Americas – one irrational and priest-bound, the other open and rational) locked in a Pullmanesque contest that has just been won by the ‘battalions of Christian soldiers’ (as one of our most eminent historians put it).

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