The American people have spoken

Category: Recommended reading

19 Nov 2016


In Donal Trump as a Nixonian president,  an article originally posted at Clingendael, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations,  on November 11, 2016, Willem Post asserts that while we should consider President Trump critically, depicting him in advance only as a “dangerous busines bully in the international arena is unnecessarily doom-ridden — for the moment.” The American people have spoken. As president, Trump will be judged according to his acts in office.   

UnknownAccording to Post, getting hard results seems to be what Trump cares about most. He foretel that we can expect Trump to pursue a foreign policy in the Nixonian tradition of power politics. Like President Nixon, the only president ever to resign from office, “Trump will be heavily dependent on his Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. And on many others.”

Yet, writting for The Guardian,  , remind us that this situation is not normal and warn us about the  dangerous fantasy behind Trump’s normalisation.

Two good articles that are worth reading.  

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