In the 21st century, Donald Trump is the new prototype of the old anti-establishment president.
Many political observers believe "kayfabe" to be the crucial term in understanding the present cynical perception of politics in the U.S.
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.
Trump’s election was the result of a surging tide of white populism in America, and his unfiltered words express the emotions of such believers.
The U.S. president is ratcheting up volatility in major pockets of potential armed conflict identified by analysts.
Sure, during Trump's disastrous first nine months he has already wreaked havoc on many issues, from environmental policy to international relations. But on many major matters, from the botched travel ban to the failed "Obamacare" repeal, Trump is running a chaotic and deeply dysfunctional administration.
This American powerlessness provides three lessons that we would be wrong to ignore.
<i>There’s much to criticize in American politics, says honorary professor André Liebich. Except for one admirable thing: the First Amendment of the Constitution consecrated in the freedom of expression. In Europe, censorship is gaining ground.</i>
There is plenty in the United States to criticize and oppose: [Read more]