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End of the social contract

Print edition : July 21, 2017

A protester is arrested during a "die-in" against the Republican draft health care Bill outside the office of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on June 22. Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP

President’s Cabinet is a club of the super wealthy. Here, Trump with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (second from left), White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (centre) and Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn. Photo: JONATHAN ERNST/REUTERS

Harshness towards the vulnerable defines President Donald Trump’s agenda. His is a harsh project, to push aside the vulnerable in a social Darwinist drive to excellence. Weakness is reviled.
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