Harry Jaffa, writing in 1972, anticipating our Trumpian moment?
“The dilemma of political life consists above all in this: how to obtain an appropriate recognition of wisdom among the unwise, among those whose very unwisdom creates the need for wisdom in political affairs. The difficulty is not so much that the unwise always reject the claims of wisdom; on the contrary, they have sometimes been too prone to give power to those who advance those claims. The difficulty stems from the fact that it is pretenders to wisdom, who unscrupulously exploit the need for wisdom of the unwise.”
I’ll have more to say, including the case for Trump, a little later on.