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Anand Giridharadas
editor at large. Author of , THE TRUE AMERICAN, & INDIA CALLING. MSNBC political analyst. 's man. Father. Rhymes with "almond."
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Kaivan Shroff 3h
Merkel when asked about Trump’s attack on , “Without question, I reject (Trump’s racist comments) and stand in solideraity with the congresswomen he targeted.”
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Anand Giridharadas 2h
A stop along the road to fascism.
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Anand Giridharadas 2h
Replying to @kriswernowsky
exactly
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Anand Giridharadas 2h
Replying to @kriswernowsky
Yes, but it would have been irresponsible not to make that joke.
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Anand Giridharadas 2h
Replying to @TheTrueAmerican
If you want to learn more about Mark Stroman and the man who forgave him, Rais Bhuiyan, check out . I truly believe the story of these men can show a way forward for America.
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Anand Giridharadas 3h
Replying to @AnandWrites
YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU, CLEVELAND
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Anand Giridharadas 3h
Hair is always the point, even in dark times cc:
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Anand Giridharadas 3h
Replying to @Morning_Joe @JoeNBC
Most important, I reiterated my refusal to go back to my country, among other reasons because it's Cleveland.
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Anand Giridharadas 3h
Replying to @Morning_Joe @JoeNBC
Today on , and I revived our ongoing debate about America’s institutions. I respect them, but I am mindful that they allowed segregation, slavery, and prohibitions on female suffrage. It matters who sits on top of them.
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Anand Giridharadas 3h
I spent a few years reporting on how Go-back-to-your-country-ism corrodes the soul of America — and the souls of white people, too. This is the story of a white man who went to war for that -ism — and a plea for white people to stand up and tell the president: Not in our name.
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Anand Giridharadas 4h
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @AnandWrites
It is almost inevitable that the big, bold thing we are trying will produce symptoms like Donald Trump. What remains to be seen is whether it will also produce a counter-movement that tells an equally seductive but morally opposite story about building a country of the world.
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @AnandWrites
It is true that what Trump did this week isn’t an aberration. It is a veritable American tradition. But it is also true that this is a land of a million everyday decencies, a country that looks like the world and is trying something harder than perhaps has ever been attempted.
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @TheTrueAmerican
At the heart of ’s story is the idea that humans can change. Not in a dramatic makeovery sense, but slowly, grittily, ardently. An immigrant who became an American grew to understand his obligation to this country. A hate criminal grew to understand his own hate.
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @AnandWrites
And we must ensure there is space among the woke for the still-waking.
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @AnandWrites
Plans are great. Plutocrat bashing is great. Bringing up busing is great. National service is great. But, above everything, the candidates for president must tell a true and inspiring story about America that everyone, including millions of resentful white people, can buy.
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @AnandWrites
Patriotism cannot be ceded to neo-Klansmen. Those who do not wish to live in Trump’s America must tell a better story, a story not only about original sin and original hatred but also about this bold project of a multiracial democracy that has folded so many into its batter.
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @AnandWrites
This work begins by acknowledging how the hatreds we are seeing on display in presidential tweets and rallies have always been a big part of who we are. This is a hard truth. But we must also tell another, equally true story about an amazing country.
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @AnandWrites
White people have a defining choice to make in this moment. They can go down the road of Mark Stroman and Donald Trump, the road to fascism. They can also choose to redeem this nation and themselves. They can refuse to be dragged into the gutter of hatred and smallness and fear.
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Anand Giridharadas 5h
Replying to @TheTrueAmerican
I wrote because I believe that America can be better. I never imagined that the hatemonger I profiled would effectively be reincarnated as the president of the United States. But this story is also about the possibility that people, and peoples, can change.
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