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A Profound Lack of Empathy

I am always interested when the topic of empathy enters politics. This week, Time published a Viewpoint piece by Eric Liu, entitled “Only Empathy Can Transform the GOP.” He examines the push for self-reflection taking place as the party tries to regroup from the loss in November. He notes that much of the discussion treats the significant loss among minority group voters as if it was merely a marketing problem. That is, the GOP message is fine, only the packaging need be changed. Instead, he suggests the problem is in the product, namely, an ideology that reflects “a profound lack of empathy.”