Clearly this is a flaw with democracy.
When one looks back through history often the most popular leaders were brought to power as the result of circumstance rather than public popularity.
Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.-------- Original message --------From: Mark Hall <[log in to unmask]> Date: 2016/05/31 03:01 (GMT+00:00) To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] As an anthropologist I am intrigued but as a human I am concerned
The article in yesterdays\'s WALL STREET JOURNAL was fascinating, the web version doesn't do it justice. Perhaps this year in the US, we could have a Libertarian, Communist, or "None of the above" making a run for the White House...
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's Popularity Problem
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| Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton's Popularity ProblemFront-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are among the least liked candidates in American history. What would it take for them to turn it around? |
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On Monday, May 30, 2016 3:46 AM, Doug R-M <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
It has been very interesting seeing the same conversations, here on Britarch, about the future of the UK and the EU, as those that are occurring in the US with Trumpism.
We have had many versions of ‘Make Britain Great Again’ here with the same lack of comprehension of historical context when throwing out “analogies” and for the most part a disregard for facts as one sees in the US with Tumpsim.
The anthropologist in me is fascinated by this rise of populism, which borders on fascism depending on who is speaking, and how it is easy to be seduced by the simple narrative of- if we just got rid of Mexicans or Europe, all would be ok in the world.
However, the human in me is concerned about what that seduction leads to.