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Then-U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) poses with members of a mariachi band during an October 2018 campaign rally in San Antonio, Texas. O'Rourke is one of a score of Democratic politicians talking more explicitly about issues of race than previous generations of Democrats. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Fukuyama: A New American 'Identity' Could Be Antidote To Polarizing U.S. Politics

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Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump models a hard hat during his rally at the Charleston Civic Center on May 5, 2016 in Charleston, West Virginia. Mark Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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Trade Is An Identity Issue, And Trump Knows It

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Critics are taking aim at the coalition of Americans pushing "to rethink essentially everything about the way we treat each other." Brooks Kraft/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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