Tuesday 24 May 2016

Walter Russell Mead Insighghtfully Explains the Meaning of Mr Trump

The following article from the American Interest by Walter Russell Mead, in my humble opinion, comes closest to understanding the phenomenon of Donald Trump. Even Trump's supporters cannot be 100% sure of whether he is going to do what he says he is going to do, or even what he is going to do in any highly specific way; but they do sense is that the USA (and I would add the West in general) is an express train racing towards the abyss. Trump is the fellow who is pushy enough to push the Emergency Stop button on a carriage full of frightened passengers:

Walter Russell Mead is the first to say what might soon become accepted wisdom, and so let us have a look at the wikipedia entry for a commentator who deserves his salary: