It all comes down weak people looking for a strong leader. Even a perception of strenth works with such people. This opens the door to demagogues and dictatorial types like Trump. The fact that he lives so convincingly in an alternate reality means that he easily pulls in others who also live in an alternate reality.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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