Wednesday, November 16, 2016

And The Rest Of The World? How Will It Survive Trumpism?

This is quite a fascinating interview about Trump's possible foreign policy.  Try to find your jaw from the floor afterwards.  Note, also, the statement made by the former Swedish prime minister, Carl Bildt, around ten minutes and 34 seconds into the interview.

He states that if Trump's foreign policy will be based on the three themes he has persistently talked about over the years,  it would mean the end of the West as we know it.

He then elaborates on that apocalyptic vision.  The interviewer summarizes that elaboration as stating that Trump's theoretical platform on foreign policy would make the West poorer, more likely to be at war, and it would also reduce freedom, democracy and human rights in the world.

I recommend listening to the whole discussion, because the participants actually know the field, and because there is something eerie about hearing their calm and careful pronouncements about this mess we are now in.