Tuesday 12 December 2017

The West must choose between Steve Bannon and Britta Freith

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

Last Wednesday, St Brigid's Day, I concluded we in the West will have to decide between the dark vision of Donald Trump's chief advisor, Stephen Bannon, and the bright vision of my German friend, Britta Freith.

Voicing the views of many left liberals, Mary Robinson told RTE radio: "I fear the influence of people like Steve Bannon who is well known for his right-wing and racist views."

That's the standard left- liberal view of both Bannon and Trump, and it's wrong.

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