In an thought-provoking book from last year, Bruno Maçães takes a new and original view of America, suggesting that the country is shedding its European past for something new. Trump was a symptom of a moulting country – a country whose future is televised or streamed and shaped by new master narratives. It is part political fiction, part a response to new political realities. And if there is a new political culture emerging that breaks with the country’s enlightenment past – what is its future going to be like? How will it express itself in the world? What will be its relation to its European ancestors?
In this episode, Fredrik Erixon talks to Bruno Maçães, non-resident fellow of the Hudson Institute and former Europe Minister in Portugal about the future of America and the Atlantic.