Can right-wing populism be stopped?

To judge from what gets them going at campaign rallies and on Twitter, Trump supporters think the appropriate response to white working-class decline is to shut the border, keep out Muslims, deport 11 million undocumented immigrants, oppose political correctness about race and gender, lash out at the journalists who supposedly encourage all of the social and cultural trends that need to be turned back and reversed, and kick out the elites leading both parties in favor of vastly smarter and tougher men like Donald Trump.

Damon Linker. I think Damon is exactly right about this, and that’s not an especially happy thought. Among other things, it means that there’s really nothing the Republican Party can do to appease Trump supporters that isn’t suicidal in a general election.