Fergal Keane on President Trump: How to turn a disaster into an epic
Published 13/11/2016 | 02:30
I suppose I could go 'why oh why', like many of the people I know and most of the people popping up on social media feeds. I could proclaim the death of the age of liberalism.
The world is more complex. I would suggest the battle has only begun.
Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States of America. He is about to become the most powerful man in the world. And just like people who want the Brexit referendum re-run, those clinging to the 'Hillary won the popular vote… he's not legitimate' mantra suggest that anti-democratic instincts don't just belong on the hard left and alt-right. If those in the centre can't abide by the people's will we are truly up the creek.