Letter from America: The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse

After floods, fires and pestilence in the US, Steve Bannon reinvents himself as a new force of destruction

12th September, 2017
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. Pic: Getty

Floods, fires and pestilence. For the past ten days three of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have marauded up and down the United States, leaving chaos and destruction in their wake.

On the West Coast, wildfires have blazed out of control, forcing evacuations and laying waste to tens of thousands of acres. The charred landscapes of Oregon and California resemble passages from ‘The Road’, Cormac McCarthy’s dystopian account of a journey across a post-cataclysmic...

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