An Asia Times piece quotes columnist David P. Goldman that the Trump administration rose from the ashes of the Republican and Democrat intellectual elites. “He was a complete outsider,” Goldman says, “a totally improbable candidate, who was elected because the establishment fell into such discredit with the voters.”
As a consequence, there is a vacuum in the political intellectual space where new presidents used to get help when forming policy. Now, a new conservative publication aims to fill in the void, with Desautels Finance Professor Reuven Brenner as a contributor. American Affairs emulates foreign policy magazine Foreign Affairs, but centres instead on moulding the philosophy of the Trump set.
Read full article: Asia Times, February 27, 2017