Richard Reinsch, the editor of our sister Liberty Fund blog, "Law and Liberty," asked me to write a response essay to this essay on Donald Trump by Greg Weiner. When I accepted, I didn't know Professor Weiner's views well and I assumed that because Law and Liberty tends to be conservative, his essay would be mainly positive towards Donald Trump. I was wrong. Greg actually was quite critical of Donald Trump and it was mainly on Burkean conservative grounds. So what I wrote was a balanced assessment of Trump in which I tried to put some of the conservative objections to Donald Trump's style in perspective. The title of my piece, which was changed at the last minute to more accurately reflect the content,
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