That the Trump pattern of building an extremist cult following is reminiscent of you know what era in what country is quite clear now. In fact for those of us steeped in history tha pattern has been clear from the beginning. And with a sold 35% Trump backing of Americans, it means that the world is on course for a major upheaval of the worst sort.

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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