A conservative nationalism that can’t speak to both recent immigrant populations and anxious working-class whites will lose to left-wing cosmopolitanism. Working-class whites will stay home if they are offered nothing but contempt from elite conservatives. Patriotic, moderately conservative nonwhites will vote for liberal cosmopolitans who claim to love them, over nationalist conservatives who seem to think that nonwhites are a peripheral (and regrettable) part of the American nation.
And no matter what you say on the constitutionality of a claim after the election if Trump is declared defeated, we doubt very strongly, very strongly, that the thing is happening in the secure framework of the single-constitutionality. Thus, whatever one may say and whatever he himself wants, Trump has, with this response, crossed the Rubicon last night in Los Angeles… But how can it be otherwise ? The Rubicon is there, it is necessary to take… After, you know, – Alea Jacta est.
Page lived in Moscow for three years, where he was advising Gazprom. After the reunification of Crimea with Russia and the beginning of operations in Ukraine, he was one of the few American experts who called for understanding the actions of Russia.
Donald Trump made a revolutionary speech, and because the US almost forgot about classic realism, for many the speech seemed strange. American politicians and journalists are accustomed to thinking in terms of the liberal paradigm, so the politician who dares to make a realist foreign policy program looks comical to them. The idea of giving up universal values seems also inconceivable.
Power in Saudi Arabia is based on three principles: the tyranny of the Royal family, an extremist sheikhs-the fanatics, led by descendants of al-Wahhab and the local Arabian tribes. Royal house – pragmatists, who get their power from wealth and privilege. Wahhabi Ulema – maniacs Protestant leaders like Calvin or Cromwell. The rest of the Bedouins and simple – great by the way – the Arab people, which parasitizes cynical, in the case of the Royal family, and fanatical in the case of the Wahhabis of Saudi elite.
American liberal intellectuals who are horrified by Trump are quick to forget what their own country has inflicted on the “ROW” – that rest of the world where it is okay to kill masses of people, not out of “racism”, oh no, that is not nice. But killed because they have bad leaders, or bad ideas, or even – the story goes – because they need to be protected.
Behind the shouts of “Racist!” directed at the Trump campaign by a great many affluent white liberals, rather, lies a rather different reality. Accusations of racism play a great many roles in contemporary American discourse—and of course the identification of actual racism is among these. When affluent white liberals make that accusation, on the other hand, far more often than not, it’s a dog whistle.