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Trump will have his day and wreck his destruction.  It will make damn all difference to globalisation or its losers.

I agree with the first sentence but not the second. Trump is already making a difference in that he is tipping the outcome of the form of governance globalization will take towards a loose oligarchy of totalitarian states - some of the communist variety others of the 'Western' fascist variety. Who are the major players? The USA, China, Russia, India and the EU are about it unless the EU collapses, in which case it will be replaced by a disparate collection of relatively minor states at odds with each other. The last is, in fact, a reasonable definition of the present EU, but there still remains the whole. Only if that whole reforms itself so as to heal its internal wounds can it really hold its ground going forward, especially absent US support.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Feb 8th, 2017 at 03:08:18 PM EST
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