Now that the incompetence and moral squalor of Donald Trump's Administration are beyond doubt, the question is whether the immune system of the American body politic is healthy enough to see him off.

Next year's election will answer that. But someone who doubts it will be is Robert Wade, an expatriate Kiwi who is professor of global political economy at the London School of Economics.

The Sir Frank Holmes memorial lecture Wade gave at Victoria University this month was titled "Why the 'Trump Era' could last 30 years".


Wade sees Trump not as an aberration, but as an example