Crisis of establishment

All you can say with certainty about the Donald Trump presidency, writes Eddie Ford, is ‘Expect the unexpected’

In what has been widely characterised as a “shocking” and “stunning” upset, Donald Trump ended up winning the presidential election convincingly - something that was not meant to happen. On a fairly low turnout of 58.1% (134.5 million), Trump swept the electoral college by 290 to 232 - and the Republicans secured a majority in both houses of congress.1 True, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost a million votes - making this the fifth election in which the ‘winner’ did not become president. The actual electoral college votes on December 19, but this is a mere formality.

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Letters

Seismic; Keep it simple; Name calling; Depravity; Two transitions; Invalid; Keep it real; Time and need; No future

Banned motion

Motion banned by the Labour Party prefaced by complaint about the decision

Silence is as good as compliance

Iain McNicol has banned discussion of Zionism, anti-Semitism and the internal witch-hunt, reports Tony Greenstein

The world of good

With two weeks to go, it's time to get that cash coming in says Robbie Rix

What sort of populism?

Toby Abse reviews: Filippo Tronconi (ed) 'Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement: organisation, communication and ideology', Ashgate Publishing, 2015, pp250, £67.99

Different next time

Donald Trump’s victory is a blow for the nationalist right - but hardly an irreversible one, argues Paul Demarty

We live in hope

Peter Manson reviews the SWP’s second Pre-Conference Bulletin and finds it wanting

A comedy of errors

Attempts to undertand the history of the CPGB and its leadership of the National Left Wing Movement in the 1920s are far from satisfactory, writes Lawrence Parker

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