McDowell: Those of us who believe in democracy cannot sit silently as American discourse is hijacked by Trump

That Trump could be a serious contender for the US presidency is deeply disturbing

20th March, 2016
Donald Trump could be a serious contender for the US presidency Pic: Getty

It is truly an irony that many sophisticated European liberals now look back at the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and George Bush senior as periods when the western world’s fate lay in safe hands.

The continuing degradation of rational politics in the US by the modern Republican Party is creating a nostalgia even for figures whose credentials to sense and reason were once derided by the self-styled intellectual elite and the fashionable commentariat...

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