Donald Trump – further reading



The Economist did a nice little essay about this a few years back: "A vote for Newt is a vote for..." https://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/01/newt-gingrich-2 The links on expressivity vs. instrumentality may be worth a look. Trump knows where they hurt, and it's in the victim-bone. The sense of victimhood, the sense that "I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody" - if it wasn't for the "others" has been pandered to and/or nurtured by parties from Ankara to Aberdeen. Only Merkel has seriously attempted to stay above this.


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