Culture Wars/Current Controversies

The Trump Presidency: A Brief Obituary (2021)

By Sean Gabb

Though America is not my country, I have the right to some standing where American politics are concerned. Britain is a satellite state of America, and whoever rules in Washington has much power in London. A further consideration is that what may loosely be called “the right” is a joint American and English movement. Therefore, I hope my American friends will not be offended if I now comment on their politics as an outsider.

I was excited when Donald Trump stood for the Presidency in America. He ran a campaign of dark and glittering brilliance. Getting Monica Lewinsky along to one of his television debates with Hillary Clinton was one of those wonderful moments in politics when it seems that nothing will be the same again. Even better, though, were his campaign speeches. Here is the key quote from the whole series:


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