Is It 1988 Again?

James Pinkerton has a provocative piece in TCS looking at the parallels between this election season and the one of 1988. As silly as the premise seems, it’s worth a look.

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  1. And now it’s apparently 1988.
    Or not: James Pinkerton (the author of this article) is presenting arguments both for and against the notion that this election will repeat 1988. On the whole, I’m going to say ‘Not’; you can link up any two events or