Keep Calm and Carry On, I say in this blog – but this is not always easy to do, as Edward Luce makes clear in this unsensational but troubling article on stagnating standards of living, acute inequality, and loss of faith in public institutions and the democratic political project that underpins the current electoral turmoil in the US and extremism in Europe.

via Troubling warnings for the US from the 1930s — FT.com.

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Posted by Glen Fisher

Writer, photographer. Education and skills consultant.

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  1. I find the political climate in the U.S. very troubling. I am a U.S. citizen and have been active in the recent election by supporting Bernie Sanders. He really tells it like it is. What scares me is the amount of people who support Donald Trump. Mr. Trump is an arrogant, racist, bigoted, chauvinistic, xenophobic, and pathological liar who promotes violence. I am afraid for my country. I know some people whom I consider friends who actually support him and for the life of me I cannot understand why. For this reason I have canvassed for Bernie and have attended his rallies. The people I have met through this are the kindest, nicest people who just want a better life for themselves and their families as do I. I believe if he is elected my country will certainly be heade in the wrong direction.

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  2. Unfortunately, the linked article is behind a paywall. 😦

    However, your comments are an example of what we two very politcal animals expect to encounter periodically, as we travel among the residents of South Africa and the UK in the coming weeks.

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