What Donald Trump has triggered—and somebody was bound to trigger it around now, because every political niche, like every evolutionary niche, is always filled—is a final reckoning on the ‘race problem,' about 150 years after the American Civil War.
Donald Trump is personally a racist, if his remarks and behaviour are any guide, but he is a cynical populist and would be exploiting white fears right now even if he really loved non-white Americans. That is why the vicious legacy of the Civil War, which ended slavery but not white privilege, is finally being dragged out into the open, writes Gwynne Dyer.
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LONDON, U.K.—“To lose one parent … may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness,” wrote Oscar Wilde in his play The Importance of Being Earnest in 1895.
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