It seems to me that if one were to find alarming signs in Donald Trump, it would not have changed much either before or after the election. Why, then, should the observer vote for him? Your argument, rather, seems to apply three things: a formula for generalizing about people; stereotypical thinking that seems programed, as I recognize it from many places; and assumption of ill will on the part of others. I do not deny that there are a lot of problems in academia that need to be improved, but what I observe is an assumption of deceptiveness and ill will, and this usually says more about the person suspecting it than in the object of suspicion.

Forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, president of the World Mental Health Coalition (, and editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”

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