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A Fake Trump and Our Legitimacy Crisis

Decius was kind enough to respond to several of my latest columns, and I thank him for his comments. What separates us is our estimate of Trump, our understanding of legitimacy, and our hopes for the future. Decius dismisses Trump’s mentioning of Merkel as the foreign leader he most respects, but I think it gets to the core of why Trump is so destructive a representative of his causes.
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