America is not Russia, Trump is not Putin.

But there are interesting parallels.

The historian Anne Applebaum examines the twilight of the democracies in East and West.

She knows how autocrats think and why Europe of all places could be the big winner.


Do you believe that what happened in Washington on January 6, 2021, now marks the end of Trump's career - or is it more proof that he still has enough energy to continue to play a formative role in the World to play?

Anne Applebaum:

Trump's adventure is over.

But even if his role as a politician may be finished, Trumpism will live on.

The only question is who will take the lead in this world that Trump is leaving behind.


Do you think that the majority of Republicans will now say: Why did we get so far with this clown?