A Distant Mirror

A man just won the presidential election in Argentina who is an absolute madman, eerily like Trump. It’s a tragic event for Argentina and an ominous one for the U.S. Voters were frustrated with inflation and economic problems and susceptible to a wild man who promised to shake things up. Trump, of course, was delighted, and congratulated this fellow, saying he would make Argentina great again.

I’m reminded of the the title of the historian Barbars Tuchman’s book: The Fourteenth Century: A Distant Mirror.