Thanks to long-time reader Todd for linking me to the “Best article I’ve read on the election so far.” It’s indeed an outstanding analysis, connecting the Trump election to England’s Brexit vote as a long-overdue reaction of ordinary people to the clueless, corrupt, and condescending rule of a political elite, as embodied in Hillary Clinton.
The article, excerpted and linked after the jump, is worth reading in its entirety just for that analysis. But what further interests me is that it is written by independent journalist and civil libertarian Glenn Greenwald. He is a conduit for Julius Assange and Wikileaks, which proved so damaging to the Clinton campaign.
What is the connection, do you think, between the Wikileaks ideology of undermining the establishment by exposing its secrets and that of Donald Trump? Wikileaks publishes hacked documents in the name of civil liberty. Is the Trump movement an expression of civil liberties?