Trump (or a Trumpist) could well win the 2024 US presidential election, and if he does, American democracy as we have known it will probably come to an end. Australia's best-informed commentator on US politics sends a chilling warning.
What if Trump (or a Trump-like candidate) becomes US president in 2024?
Leading expert and US and Australian politics insider Bruce Wolpe reveals the many ways in which Australia was damaged by Donald Trump's presidency. Seeping into Australia from above and below, Trumpism contaminated public debate, emboldened local political and religious extremists, diminished Australia's economy and international relations-and much more.
Wolpe predicts America's democracy won't survive a second Trump term. The implications for the world and for Australia are shocking. He explains how Australia can draw on its strengths to protect its democracy, economy and society from Trumpism, and where Australia is vulnerable and needs to build guardrails. He warns Australia might also face an existential question about ties with its most important ally.
'Both a timely warning and a potential survival guide should the once-unthinkable happen again - President Donald J. Trump.' - John Barron, journalist and co-host of ABC TV's 'Planet America'
'Masterful' - Norman Ornstein, author of One Nation after Trump