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(Sorry) We Told You So

The Globalist’s analysis of the rise of Trump, as it happened.

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  • The Globalist’s analysis of the rise of Trump, as it happened, in 13 parts from 2011 to present.
  1. April 13, 2015: “Hillary Clinton’s Arduous Road to the White House in 2016”

    By Stephan Richter | It is said that the 2016 race to become the next President of the United States is Hillary Clinton’s to lose. She may end up doing just that.

  2. September 6, 2015: “Trump and the Fear of Hillary: A Political Psychogram of the 2016 Race”

    By Stephan Richter | In a nutshell: Trump will loom large just as long as Hillary Clinton does.

  3. January 29, 2016: “Trump: Right on Trade”

    By Peter Morici | The Republican frontrunner reflects the U.S. electorate’s deep frustrations on the economy.

  4. February 21, 2016: “How Clintonism Loses the White House”

    By Michael J. Brenner | How Clintonism sabotaged Democrats, aided Republicans and tripped up Hillary Clinton herself.

  5. March 2, 2016: “Why Donald Trump is Winning”

    By Anatol Zukerman | Beyond the hate and manipulation, the candidate has struck some nerves on real issues.

  6. March 28, 2016: “United States: The End of Establishment Orthodoxy”

    By Richard Phillips | Democratic and Republican Party elites have failed to produce outcomes U.S. voters expect.

  7. April 15, 2016: “Trump Supporters Have Good Reason to Be Mad”

    By Peter Morici | To men who have seen their economic opportunities fade, Trump sounds like he is making a good deal of sense.

  8. April 27, 2016: “Donald Trump: The Narendra Modi of America?”

    By Meghnad Desai | Two outsiders in India and the United States, each determined to tackle their country’s exhausted political establishment.

  9. May 9, 2016: “President Trump: The Magic of American Politics”

    By Richard Phillips | Can this crude, narcissistic demagogue actually become President of the United States?

  10. September 30, 2016: “Hillary: I’m Not Donald Trump, Dammit!”

    By Richard Phillips | Trump can win this election. If he does, it will be because of Hillary’s steadfast refusal to take principled stands on any issue.

  11. October 22, 2016: “Protest and Voter’s Remorse”

    By Alton Frye | There will be far more voters this year whose “protest” against the status quo is to choose Trump himself than any third party.

  12. October 23, 2016: “Trump’s Shock Troops and Mainstream Enablers”

    By Stephan Richter | The US doesn’t actually have to be Weimar Germany — if enough people merely believe it to be.

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