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The American experiment may be over

Trump is the country's id: the desire of the moment, the impulse that must be gratified, untroubled by reason or reality

By Diane Roberts  

A Donald Trump supporter walks through New York ©Anders Ahlgren/TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

The United States has elected its own Silvio Berlusconi, a vain, vulgar, racist tycoon. Or is Benito Mussolini the more apt comparison? We’ll find out—the hard way. For all his conciliatory language last night, Donald Trump is still Donald Trump, the narcissist who basks in the adulation of his mostly white, mostly male, entirely rage-filled followers, the man with an…

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