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Democracy in Crisis: Bannon brings nationalist deconstruction to CPAC

Democracy in Crisis: Bannon brings nationalist deconstruction to CPAC

Steve Bannon, the schlubby alt-right White House advisor who wants to destroy the state, was the clear star of the first day of the conservative circle jerk that is CPAC.

Bannon shared the stage with Reince Priebus, former head of the Republican National Committee and Trump's chief of staff, but nobody really cared what Priebus said. Partly because Priebus talks a lot more than Bannon, who has maintained a low public profile since Trump won the election. But it was also because Priebus sounded pretty much like everyone else, while Bannon talked like a stoned college senior who somehow accidentally found himself secretly ruling the most powerful country in the...

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