I would cite the confusion and perversion of political language — what is “Left”; what is “Right”: how do gradations work? What is the new political typology — as very much a part of “active measures”.
When we most need to think categorically and straight, we can’t.
In the modern political ecology, I am liberal, humanist, moderate, and social, and yet by the latest in impression, I have no identification with the Left / Hard Left of the, for example, “J Street” type. They ain’t my people.
How many of my fellow Americans have the knowledge of or sense for each term?
Whatever the answer may be, it’s certain at this moment to be fewer than would be helpful for democracy.