Krugman in Monday's Times:
"What we’re looking at, all too obviously, is an American kakistocracy — rule by the worst."
(Read the article here).
Things in the US are always a bit more extreme than in the rest of the Western world, but it seems to that the kakistocracy on the rise in many countries.
The electorate is rational and angry, or so people say. Anyhow, the voters appear to be in love with the idea of a kakistocracy. Bad is not bad enough, only the worst of the worst evokes passions in us.