Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Time to Calm Down about Trump

Donald J. Trump thus far has not shown that he has the level-headedness to be president. He has no political ideology and could just as well govern to the left of Hillary Clinton as to the right of her. Yet his sloppy way of speaking has earned him equally sloppy, over-the-top analogies — to Mussolini, Hitler, George Wallace, and a host of other populist and racist demagogues. 

But is he uniquely dangerous, ignorant, or cruel in terms of either distant or recent American presidential history?..

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