Putin believes destroying the West will be easy because we've lost the will to defend our allies. Everyone around Trump knows this. They know Trump’s unfit to serve. So are they.
Claire Berlinski is a freelance writer who lives in Paris. She is the author of Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too, and There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters. Her latest project is crowdfunding her forthcoming book, The Rise of the New Caesars and the Death of Freedom.
What Trump calls a ‘free ride’ for Europe is in fact the cost of an American empire that has guaranteed peace on the bloody European continent—and for the U.S.—for 74 years.