Recently I interviewed the American journalist and writer Russell Shorto, my predecessor as director of the John Adams Institute, the independent center for American culture in the Netherlands. We talk about Trump and the meaning of his victory for the United States and its relationship with the rest of the world.
Shorto sees Trump as a fundamental threat to the US and the system on which the country is based. We also talk about New York and Amsterdam – Shorto is specialized in the historical relationship between the two through his books about New York when it was the Dutch colony New Amsterdam, ‘The Island at the Center of the World’, and about Amsterdam: ‘Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City’.
Watch the video here: