Friday June 5, 2020

Total eclipse at the heart of America’s body politic

The prospect of ‘President Trump’ doesn’t seem so crazy any more

14th February, 2016
Bernie Sanders inflicted a massive primary defeat on superstar Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night Picture: Getty

In years to come, last Tuesday night may be seen in the US as a sort of political Year Zero. Through the snows of New Hampshire, a record crowd of voters trudged to launch a potentially terminal blow to both sides of America’s political establishment. By midnight on Tuesday, the Clinton and the Bush families must have been watching their television results programmes with increasing panic, if not astonishment. The ground was shifting under everyone’s...

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