An interesting and informative talk from The Times Journalist Melanie Phillips on the state of The West today. Melanie makes many very good points. What we see in the world is a struggle between modernity and banality. The trouble is that many people would choose banality rather than make a fuss.

I don’t necessarily agree with Melanie about “Trumpism”. I suspect that Trump will be a much better President than many people think. Certainly, he has run a populist campaign in order to secure the nomination. There will clearly be a change of approach as we enter the presidential campaign proper. We are seeing signs of that already.


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