Latest Issue

The world is fighting back against Trump’s climate change policy

We need global leaders capable of interpreting science, nurturing innovation and building international alliances—not this pantomime President

Protesters tear down a Trump wall at the Brandenburg Gate. Photo: Reuters

“Summertime and the living is easy, fish are jumping and the cotton is high.” This was playing in the White House Rose Garden as President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Superficially, the song’s leitmotif couldn’t be a more perfect fit:  he’s rich, his wife is good looking, so hush, Liberals, don’t you cry.

Politics as spectacle is nothing new but with Trump, it is more than just embellishment. It is the content.…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect