ali wyne rand foreign policy analyst

A lot of the discussion in the think tank community, wittingly or not, it’s just this very rarefied kind of discussion. It’s disconnected from the day-to-day material experiences and the lived realities of people — and not just people in the way we talk about people in rural Appalachia or people in the south or Midwest. It’s not just people in rural communities, but I think Americans in general.