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Wake up the mob . . . at your own risk

To gain the support of President Trump's political base, some members of America's elite jumped on the populist wave to advance their personal political interests.

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Republican leaders like Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Josh Hawley of Missouri were among those willing to encourage the mob that gathered on Capitol Hill.

RENOWNED Irish philosopher and statesman Edmund Burke once wrote: "Anger and madness will destroy us in half an hour, while caution, deliberation and foresight accumulate over a hundred years." This was in his 1790 book Reflections on the French Revolution, which foresaw the terrible events of...

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