America’s Mad King?
Donald Trump’s bizarre and bellicose speech at the United Nations last week raises profound questions about his fitness for office. But is there a method behind the madness?
- Nina Khrushcheva sees little method in Trump’s actions, just echoes of the lunatic, “Burn them all” ramblings of King Aerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones.”
- Christopher R.Hill points out that while Trump’s choice of words was new to the UN, his arguments were not.
- Jeffrey D. Sachs warns of the dangers of US military arrogance, which is increasingly disconnected from today’s geopolitical realities.
- Jacek Rostowski says that Trump may or may not be mad, but that his ideological project of undermining the liberal international order surely is.