, June 8, 2019

Anyone who needs confirmation that our world is in transition need only look at the images generated by the visit of President Donald Trump and his family and entourage to Great Britain, France and Ireland this past week. The clash of worlds jumps out — not just between very old and very new money and power but between allegiance to democracy, which millions of World War II soldiers felt was worth fighting for, and to an authoritarian politics based on the leader’s proprietary notion of public office and insistence on loyalty at all costs.

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