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Coming Apart

Let’s start with a simple premise: the Trump campaign is not about running for president. It is about product placement. With the eyes of the world on Great Britain as it voted on one of the most consequential matters in recent memory, Donald Trump positioned himself at one of his golf properties in Scotland, not to comment on Brexit but to … Read More

UK vs. US

I have been asked by a couple of readers to comment on whether this week’s Brexit vote foreshadows the outcome of the American presidential election. After all, there are nontrivial similarities between forces in the UK driving the decision to exit the European Union and the dynamics of a presidential contest where Donald Trump has emerged as the presumptive Republican nominee—including … Read More