Rule Brittania. Notes on the leadership of two pushers of boundaries: Donald Trump & Nigel Farage. Can a few sparks of courage change the course of history? As global elites lose their carefully cultivated "aura of impregnability" in world affairs, we speculate on the potential extent of this revolutionary moment. How far will it go? Once the middle classes have seen behind the curtain, and once elites have lost their power to "scold" the masses -- what kinds of psychological cascades might tend to ensue? We review President Obama's nonplussed reaction to Brexit, survey the consequences of a hypothetical Hillary Clinton victory in 2016, and speculate on potential running mates for Donald Trump. Also, we reconsider the latest poll data in Colorado, which appears to turn the "conventional wisdom" on its head. How can Trump be doing so well, in spite of it all? With Listener Calls and Music from the Beatles, Alan Walker, Dwight Yoakam and the Dances With Wolves soundtrack.
June 26, 2016