Of course Americans are turning to social democracy

MEXICO CITY • There is a debate under way within the Democratic Party over what kind of candidate can beat US President Donald Trump in 2020. A centrist candidate will attract moderate Republican voters, but perhaps demobilise young, minority, college-educated Democrats. A more exciting, perhaps more radical candidate, will mobilise Democrats but scare away moderate Republicans.

From the perspective of a citizen of the country that has probably suffered most under the Trump administration's policies, the debate signals a historic shift.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2019, with the headline 'Of course Americans are turning to social democracy'. Print Edition | Subscribe