With the forces now being applied to politics pushing populations further apart, leaders face a choice: be a bridge builder or a ditch digger.
For his part, Justin Trudeau is happily toting a spade.
That’s right. Mr. Sunny Ways, the brightest symbol of global liberalism, is a divider, not a uniter, to put it in terms Trudeau wouldn’t understand, so unfamiliar is he with the cannon of the centre-right.
To be sure, Trudeau certainly speaks like a bridge builder — indeed, he does little else — and he probably even thinks he’s a builder, but the record is one of ditch and division.