Trump’s bleak view of the world is just like Putin’s
The West, as we have known it for the past 60 years, died this week.
On most issues — security, trade, climate change — Donald Trump has nothing in common with the people who run the other advanced industrialised countries.
We are trying to expand and deepen the global trading system. He wants to clog it up with trade wars. We want multilateral deals to manage the costs of climate change and curbing carbon emissions. He thinks multilateralism is for wimps.
Worst of all, he doesn’t want to lead it. In his bleak, zero-sum view of the world (remarkably similar to Vladimir Putin’s, …read more