Beware of Trump’s legacy to political culture 

Patrick Smyth The Irish Times December 5, 2020 Link


Other damage – the product of significant social trends surfed successfully by the US president – may be more lasting and damaging, and may even, historian Peter Turchin argues, be in the process of propelling the US inexorably and imminently towards major social breakdown. Turchin likens the country to a huge ship heading for an iceberg: “If you have a discussion among the crew about which way to turn, you will not turn in time, and you hit the iceberg directly.”

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