I’ve a question for you then Caroline.
Do these “trump cultists” have the “ordinary virtues” ?
By that I mean compassion and caring for local things - a friend in trouble, a community devastated by a natural disaster and requiring their help ?
I think the answer may be yes - at least as much as any other group ??
I’ve ordered yet another book on this very theme, by Michael Ignatieff, former head of the Liberal Party of Canada and a long time professional academic, with roots in Russia I believe.
Here is a review of his latest book, the one I’ve ordered:
It caught my immediate attention - because for me anyway it rings true - I’ve seen it up close and personal innumerable times.
It is somewhat analogous to a quote I have of Abraham Lincoln - not a political quote:
“If we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class.”