Who we are influences not just what we want from politics but what we believe is true about politics. This is the key message of Identity Crisis, a new analysis of the 2016 campaign from political scientists John Sides, Michael Tesler [political science professor at UCI], and Lynn Vavreck. Based on reams of data covering virtually every controversy, theory, and explanation for the outcome, it settles many of the debates that have raged since the election. And, more importantly, it offers a framework for thinking about how identity politics is changing and defining this era in American politics.

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