NYT’s article in the Interpreter today attempts to explain Steve Bannon’s nationalist and populist worldview using the terms in his CPAC speech. The explanation of one tenet reminded me of Newton’s residents who want to freeze Newton in time – he calls it “the center core of what we believe.”

Applying a nationalist, populist worldview to some Newton residents- I’ll call it a cityist view – could expose their belief that the city has a “fixed character,” “identity” or “culture” that leads them to oppose any increased density or change. As the article says, “Of course, every [city’s] identity and demographics change over time. But opposing those changes has proved powerful at mobilizing a community.”

Thoughts?







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