Tribune Content Agency Opinions

Facing history in the age of Trump

Tempting as it is to isolate Donald Trump as the worst president in history (and "worst" is putting it mildly . . . more like the most narcissistically infantile, the most Nazi-friendly), doing so achieves nothing beyond a fleeting sense of satisfaction.

Yeah, he's scary. His supporters are scary. But he comes in a context.

Whether or not he's impeached, or removed from office via the 25th Amendment, his effect on the country won't go away. Trump can't be undone, any more than an act of terror -- or war -- can be undone.

But maybe Trump can be addressed beyond a

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Tribune Content Agency Opinions

Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min read
The Real Danger Of Categorical Politics
Conservatives talk a lot about how we don't like identity politics. But it's not always clear what people mean by it. Academics and intellectuals tend to mean one thing, while politicians and activists often have something slightly different in mind.
Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min read
Hungary's Sound Immigration Policy
Two summers ago on a visit to Budapest, I asked the spokesman for the Hungarian government about the growing problem of migrants coming into Europe. He told me Hungary doesn't have a migrant problem because they don't have welfare programs. So, he sa
Tribune Content Agency Opinions3 min read
Donald Trump, America Is Not Your House
Dear Donald Trump: Years ago, I got to visit Kwethluk, an Alaskan town of fewer than 900 souls. It is an isolated place where the people, most of them Yup'ik and Eskimo, live on what the tundra provides: ptarmigan, moose, seal, salmonberries. I remem