The very fact that Trump and his populism came to power is rooted in the decline of democratic values among American citizens in the first place.
Just because democracy so far has been fairly Trump-resistant does not mean democracy is not in danger.
The impudence with which the Americans operate, and ... the disregard they demonstrate for both international law and their own law, truly boggle the mind.
It is difficult to imagine a president more narcissistic and less responsible.
Decidedly, the world according to Donald Trump will not be an improvement.
The homeland of the technological giants that dominate our hyperconnected era is where the West is making a last ditch effort against the raging barbarity of nationalism.