The risk of calling Trump a traitor

In a twist of fate, John Stormer, author of None Dare Call It Treason, died last week. His 1964 jeremiad forecast America's takeover by home-grown communists.

The word "treason" has returned in force after US President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among others, a former CIA director, former Cabinet secretaries, a leading Democratic legislator and several New York Times columnists have accused the US President of being a traitor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 20, 2018, with the headline 'The risk of calling Trump a traitor'. Print Edition | Subscribe