Clip of the Month: Refugees and Political Correctness in Sweden with James Traub

June 19, 2017

Sometimes well-meaning liberals can fall into the trap of political correctness, or what the Swedes call "the opinion corridor," according to author and journalist James Traub. Stating unpleasant or painful truths—about the challenges of assimilating immigrants in Sweden, for example—is essential for honest policy discussions, declares Traub. "If anything, I would say refusing to talk about those hard things leaves the field open to the populist demagogue like Donald Trump."