Saturday, 7 January 2017

Brexit and Trump's victory are attempts at regime change

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Anne Applebaum, who embodies all that's wrong with 19th century or early 20th century liberalism, said a while back that the problem was not that Donald Trump supports Putin but that he thinks like Putin. An acute observation. Both are old fashioned leaders not Wilsonians. I hope Trump doesn't invade any countries like Putin and George W. Bush did and Hillary wanted to.

I suppose Trump's victory is an attempt at regime change. I don't mean the end of the Obama era but the end of the whole bipartisan consensus, for there is one in the US dexpite partisan gridlock. There is one in every country except when civil war breaks out.

Brexit too is regime change. Let's be glad these regime changes are non-violent and look, I believe, pregnant with hope.

1 comment:

  1. I suppose Trump's victory is an attempt at regime change.

    Agreed. It's going to be awesomely difficult to achieve but at least it shows that there are a lot of ordinary people out there who really do want regime change.

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