It was an eerie morning. The sun was shining, the sky a rich cobalt and there was not a breeze. I wondered if the world had been altered. Then I remembered and the horror came flooding back. Trumpism had taken hold and the world will never be the same again. I wept.
Can there be Trumpism without Trump? There is a global phenomenon often described as the “wave of populism,” as part of a worldwide revolt against neoliberalism.
“Trump is a data point. Global Trumpism is a structural shift.”
With Trumpism there is a radical difference because now there is a policy of America First and there is no second – nothing else matters. Trumpism represents a radical break, not a shift in balance.