what’s horrifying is that the Americans watched the Brexit 48 apathetics and were 47% the same.
I guess that’s how people later justify they were good guys in bad times, eh.
There is doubt in Europe. The paranoid reckon a Fascist demagogue will soon be in the White House and that this is a new dark day for Western Civilisation. The more measured believe Trump is no more than a motor mouth salesman who is obliged to overcommit on delivery to unrealistic customers. And all of us are remembering that the American people have form. In the Promised Land they elect movie actors and body-builders to high office. Introspection follows rage, and we are obliged to think of our own absurdities Boris Johnson and Silvio Berlusconi. But the peoples of Europe do not only think. We can also be emotional.
Some years ago I had lunch in London with a literary agent. He was from Boston. In the conversation it became clear that he had less regard and respect for the American South than me. Years later I watched…
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