Trump’s Il Duce routine
Roger Cohen , International New York Times, February 29, 2016
accessed February 29, 2016
l 歐洲各國領袖及媒體對美共和黨總統候選人川普極端排斥。為什麼?因為歐洲經歷多次〝民主自我毀滅〞的慘劇:墨索里尼(別號公爵 Il Duce)、德國希特勒、義大利和南斯拉夫解體後的米洛舍維奇。都是合法民選的領袖後轉為獨裁者，還不提古希臘和羅馬的經驗。
l Europe knows that democracies can collapse.
l after lost wars, in times of fear and anger and economic hardship, when the pouting demagogue appears with his pageantry and promises.
l Trump has emerged from a political system corrupted by money, locked in an echo chamber of insults
Trump has shown contempt for the press, a taste for violence, a consistent inhumanity, a devouring ego and an above-the-law swagger. As Europe knows, democracies do die. Often, they are the midwives of their own demise. Once lost, the cost of recovery is high.