Opinion | When the World Is Led by a Child


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“We badly want to understand Trump, to grasp him,” David Roberts writes in Vox. “It might give us some sense of control, or at least an ability to predict what he will do next. But what if there’s nothing to understand? What if there is no there there?”
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5 weeks ago by brittybyte
"He is thus the all-time record-holder of the Dunning-Kruger effect..."
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9 weeks ago by swampers
President Trump in Washington on Monday. Doug Mills/The New York Times At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a…
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9 weeks ago by johnrclark
At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist.
But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things.
At base, Trump is an infantalist. There are three tasks that most mature adults have sort of figured out by the time they hit 25. Trump has mastered none of them. Immaturity is becoming the dominant note of his presidency, lack of self-control his leitmotif.
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9 weeks ago by rgl7194
President Trump in Washington on Monday. Doug Mills/The New York Times At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a…
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9 weeks ago by fogus
Cogent, concise and concerning - as a 7-year old trapped in the body of the via
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9 weeks ago by ianjindal
President Trump in Washington on Monday. Doug Mills/The New York Times At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a…
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President Trump in Washington on Monday. Doug Mills/The New York Times At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a…
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9 weeks ago by disnet
David brooks. Ugh.

At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist.

But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things.
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9 weeks ago by aisthemata
David Brooks: When the world is led by a child https://t.co/W8fs2BktC8 https://t.co/CexuY19tQq
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President Trump in Washington on Monday. Doug Mills/The New York Times At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a…
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9 weeks ago by dylan
Reports that President Trump betrayed an intelligence source reveal the dangerousness of an immature man.
9 weeks ago by jokela
President Trump in Washington on Monday. Doug Mills/The New York Times At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a…
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President Trump in Washington on Monday. Doug Mills/The New York Times At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a…
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9 weeks ago by kohlmannj