Realism on Steroids

[I]n the low-trust Trumpian worldview, values don’t matter; there are only interests. In the Trumpian worldview, friendship is just a con that other people try to pull on you before they screw you over. The low-trust style of politics is realism on steroids.

David Brooks, Donald Trump is Not Playing By Your Rules. Recommended. It was hard not to quote more.

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