David Frum

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David Frum

David J. Frum (born June 30, 1960) is a Canadian-American neoconservative political commentator.


  • When liberals insist that only fascists will defend borders, then voters will hire fascists to do the job liberals won't do.
  • The thing to fear from the Trump presidency is not the bold overthrow of the Constitution, but the stealthy paralysis of governance; not the open defiance of law, but an accumulating subversion of norms; not the deployment of state power to intimidate dissidents, but the incitement of private violence to radicalize supporters. Trump operates not by strategy, but by instinct. His great skill is to sniff his opponents' vulnerabilities: "low energy", "little", "crooked", "fake". In the same way, Trump has intuited the weak points in the American political system and in American political culture. Trump gambled that Americans resent each other's differences more than they cherish their shared democracy. So far, that gamble has paid off.
    • Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (2018)

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