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Donald Trump, president of peace

26 January 2020

6:03 AM

26 January 2020

6:03 AM

This article is in The Spectator’s February 2020 US edition. Subscribe here.

Groupthink is the last thing a country needs when debating questions of war and peace. But groupthink is what America’s pundits have succumbed to once again. In 2003, voices of opposition to the Iraq War struggled to be heard, with even the progressive cable news channel MSNBC silencing its most outspoken critic (Phil Donahue) and telling a right-wing dissenter from President Bush’s war (Pat Buchanan) that he was expected to represent Republican opinion — which is to say, pro-war opinion.

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