Comment: This terrifying new political reality demands ignorance from our leaders, even if it risks war

The Telegraph 10 days ago

Are we at war yet? Newspaper deadlines being what they are, you may, at the time of reading, be in a better position to answer that question than this column. With startling suddenness, the world has reached one of those moments when catastrophic news seems imminent: in which, indeed, the chief actors actually appear to be willing events to take the most devastating, unthinkable course.

Or is it all just noise? Belligerent, idiotic, irresponsible mouthing off by national leaders who are, by general global agreement, unfit to hold office? The consensus at the moment is that this is the best we can hope for.

We know how Kim Jong-un was put in place. He is the hereditary leader of a corrupt totalitarian regime in the world’s last fully Communist stronghold, who succeeded to power without any need of a democratic mandate. But what on earth has happened in America? What, for that matter, has happened...

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