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Glenn Beck

Trump is a monster of our own creation

With the recent ascendance of Donald Trump as the presumptive Republic Presidential nominee, political historians and pundits across the country have been pondering the question: "How did we get to this point?"

The answer is one that many of us have shied away from properly addressing, and for good reason: It is an uncomfortable truth that takes all of us to task as responsible citizens and exposes systemic issues we have not been interested in grappling with.

Like any serious problem, the emergence of radical politics of the right or the left is a symptom of social, educational, civic and economic variables. In 1787, Thomas Jefferson warned in a letter to a...