"This analysis implies that faith in democracy, including in America, has been gravely undermined by a worldwide movement for the liberation of the rich, a freeing of social elites from dependency on ordinary men and women. It isn't simply a matter of technocrats making rational decisions without popular consultation. The threat to liberal democracy has deeper social roots. Hovercraft elites who inhabit gated communities, send their children to private schools, and rely on private doctors and private security forces are not powerfully motivated to take an interest in the fate of less privileged members of their community. Voting does little to change their calculations, especially when turnout is low and voter preferences are easily manipulated by political marketing gurus who apply commercial advertising techniques to electoral campaigns. Typically anglophone and living near airports, this hovercraft elite, inhabiting bubbles of prosperity in normal times, can easily escape the country in case of emergency. Such weakly rooted globalists are naturally resented by the locally grounded public. Indeed, they are frequently vilified as a fifth column flaunting foreign manners and favoring foreign interests — that is to say, as potential traitors to the homeland. The emphasis that right-wing populists place on loyalty to the nation is less a reassertion of historical tradition, therefore, than a new way for those without college degrees and who have never left the country to voice their scalding resentment against fellow citizens who seem too well-educated and too well-traveled to be genuinely patriotic."