In the Age of Trump, Britain needs a Plan B
“Hope for the best and prepare for the worst” is always a prudent maxim in security policy. But Donald Trump’s first, frenetic weeks in office have broadened the range of possible bad outcomes—and made them likelier.
The administration wants to move fast and break things, repairing any damage later if necessary. It believes that mainstream conservatives have fiddled pointlessly but pleasurably on the sidelines, while foreign rivals and domestic rot-mongers have sapped America’s greatness.
It does not care for elite, wonkish opinion—indeed it revels in outraging it. Every time the bien-pensant establishment reaches for smelling salts after yet another outrageous and clumsy …read more