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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Politics of Clan: The Adventures of Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner getting off of Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews this month. CreditAl Drago/The New York Times

The Politics of Clan: The Adventures of Jared Kushner


New York Times | 30 May 2017
David Brooks
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Our forebears have spent centuries trying to build a government of laws, and not of hereditary bloodlines. It’s possible to thrive in this system as a member of a clan — the Roosevelts, the Kennedys and the Bushes — but it’s not possible to survive in this system if your mentality is entirely clannish. That mode, whether in the Donald Trump or Jared Kushner version, simply self destructs in the formal system and within the standards of behavior that now surround us.

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