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Donald Trump has shattered the post-war consensus

By Jay Elwes  

President-elect Donald Trump makes his victory speech. Running mate Mike Pence is to his left ©Newsday/TNS/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

The post-Second World War liberal consensus lies in tatters on the floor. Since 1945 the dominant international political idea has been that states could provide the best possible lives for their citizens by being open to the outside world. The Cold War’s end was the point at which this idea reached its peak. But when…

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