Odd alliance of Trump and professors against the Blob

It is unusual to find academics at some of America's most elite universities in enthusiastic agreement with Mr Donald Trump, who is perhaps the least intellectual president in American history. But if a spate of recent books and articles is any indication, the President and the professors are united in scorn for America's foreign policy elite.

The argument this unlikely alliance makes - that the foreign policy elite is a corrupt cabal that has led the country from disaster to disaster - is fashionable enough, given today's anti-establishment mood. It also happens to be wrong.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 02, 2018, with the headline 'Odd alliance of Trump and professors against the Blob'. Print Edition | Subscribe