Like Trump before him, Biden is offering a politics of nostalgia. But nostalgia is a powerful force.
Joe Biden isn’t promising a political revolution. He’s not promising to drain the swamp, restructure the Senate, remake capitalism, or usher in socialism.
What Biden is promising is a return to normalcy.
The emotional core of Biden’s Philadelphia announcement speech came about 25 minutes in. Shirtsleeves rolled up, the former vice president leaned forward and dropped his voice to a...