ON-Lion Letter

Donald Trump, who rocketed to the top of the polls in the early GOP primary race, is an unlikely Republican front-runner:  a longtime supporter of Democratic politicians with a history of taking views opposed to those of mainstream conservatives.  A household name for his reality-television show and his tawdry tabloid history, he has connected with an underappreciated strain of right-wing populists by focusing his fire on a single issue:  immigration.

In his new Encounter Broadside, The Case Against Trump, Kevin D. Williamson takes a hard look at the Trump phenomenon and the failures of the national Republican leadership -- and defects in our national character -- that gave it life.  Trump may or may not be in the race for the long haul, but in either case, Trumpism will remain a force.

Williamson writes for National Review.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.

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