Yuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs, a quarterly journal of essays on domestic policy and politics. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard. Levin joined the Federalist Radio Hour, where he discuss his observations on political trends and frustrations, both in Washington and across the U.S.
Levin noted the extreme sense of nostalgia coming from both parties, longing to return to their glory days. “Everybody is talking about something they miss in American politics and very few people are talking about what’s actually happened and where we are now and what our strengths might be, as well as what our weaknesses are.”
Domenech and Levin also discussed how the bottom third of American society is experience less integration with the institutions that make success possible. “Family, religion, community, work–all have been breaking down for people and I think this is a direct function of exactly the same process that is driving our diversity and economic dynamism,” Levin said.
Both contributors to National Review’s Against Trump symposium, Domenech and Levin discuss what Trump supporters look and sound like. “One of the things conservatives need to wrestle with is that their ideology and their policy prescriptions have nothing to offer the Trump voter,” Domenech said.