Everything this man writes is impressive.
"As the Germans know better than we do, disaster can take a nation by surprise, slowly, and then all at once.
"I don't know that Donald Trump is anything more to Putin than what Lenin called a poleznye durak, a useful idiot.
"Right-wing populism requires the denigration of an "Other." Left-wing populism tends to be about the haves and have-nots."