Trump’s Wish to Buy Greenland: The Problem is Much Bigger Than We Think

Donald Trump. Boris Johnson. Marine Le Pen. Norbert Hofer. Narendra Modi. Are they ignorant? Short-sighted? Populist? Call them whatever you want. But the problem doesn’t lie with them, it is with the people at large who lack the skills needed to think logically and form reasonable opinions.

Tunumiit Inuit couple from Kulusuk, from eastern part of Greenland. Photo by Arian Zwegers — Kulusuk, Inuit couple, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24487799.
A bilingual sign in Nuuk, displaying the Danish and Kalaallisut for “Parking forbidden for all vehicles”. Photo by Benutzer:Makemake — German Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2572336.
Landing of Columbus (12 October 1492), painting by John Vanderlyn. By John Vanderlyn — Architect of the Capitol, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1380997.
The first-edition front cover of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. By George Orwell; published by Secker and Warburg (London) — Brown University Library, Public Domain, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=10093993.

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