“Trump plays at being president, in the way that a child might who is impressed with the evident bigness of the idea of that office, but who is not cognitively or emotionally ready to appreciate all that it involves.”

Justin Erik Halldór Smith is an American-Canadian professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Paris 7 - Denis Diderot. As well as authoring Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason and The Philosopher: A History in Six Types he has regularly contributed to The New York Times,Harper's Magazine, Slate, and Art in America.

Whilst also writing on contemporary matters, Smith's primary work is in early modern philosophy, history, the philsophy of biology and classical Indian philosphy.

"No philosopher alive today writes with as much wit, voice, and erudition as Justin Smith'.

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