You may be interested in my short article here on Medium called Why Democracy Failed, or in my book of the same name available from Amazon. It explains why Trump isn’t a unique phenomenon but rather is simply a symptom of far deeper systemic problems, which is why we see around the world Brexit and Bolsonaro and Babic and Salvini and Le Pen and the AfD and PiS and Orban and Duterte and so many others all of the same general form, albeit mostly not as mindless and infantile as the creature Trump. We utterly failed to learn the lessons of the 20th century, soothing ourselves instead with childish tales of how democracy triumphed over tyranny. As such, we set ourselves up for today’s outcome and the horrors to come.

Anyone who enjoys my articles here on Medium may be interested in my books Why Democracy Failed and The Praying Ape, both available from Amazon.

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