Joe Biden and the Party of Davos

Is President Donald Trump an aberration? If he is, Mr Joe Biden is the perfect Democratic candidate to defeat him next year, the steady hand that can restore decency, steer a middle course between Wall Street and Main Street, and reinvigorate the shaken liberal democratic order.

I don't think Mr Trump is an aberration. On the contrary, he's the face, however duplicitous, of a revolution against the Party of Davos, the network of elites whose economic and cultural prescriptions came to be seen by voters across the United States and Europe as camouflage for a self-serving heist.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 08, 2019, with the headline 'Joe Biden and the Party of Davos'. Print Edition | Subscribe