2016 Elections

Trump Is Riding a Warped 1980s Nostalgia

His message evokes the dying days of the Soviet Union more than Reagan's "Morning in America."

Those were the days.

Photographer: Jerome Delay/AFP/Getty Images

The 1980s have been making a comeback -- and the nostalgia goes far beyond shoulder pads or neon heels and big hair. In the U.S., it seems to be about a search for lost identity -- and emotions that are familiar to me as someone who lived through that decade in Moscow.

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