The arrogant leaders who break the rules of diplomacy triumph.
Trump is interested in the world only as it affects him. He surrounds himself with toadies and opportunists, flatterers and yes-men.
The extraordinary thing about Trump is the fact that, despite having been created in the innards of capitalism, he should seem so unable to represent it.
Giving up on facts is tantamount to giving up on freedom.
Authoritarianism is seductive because it saves one from having to put up with incapability, difference and ambivalence.