The reliably excellent Dave Trott on Trump’s ability to win by refusing to play the game.
“Hillary thought she would win by playing chess better than a pigeon.
But ordinary people were sick of the chess game.
It seemed to them like double-speak that ignored the real facts of their lives.”
IT IS a curious truth of human discourse that the possession of powerful arguments is useless if your personal manner undercuts your own case. To the attentive ear, shrill, self-righteous or, worst of all, humourless voices condemn the speaker, and there is no court of appeal. Our instinct knows that, whatever lines of apparently ineluctable logic such a voice may weave before us, there is a crack in its argument somewhere, through which humanity has leaked out. Continue reading