Constructs – all important

General HR McMaster, (President Trump’s) national security adviser, and Gary Cohn, wrote in an ominous op-ed after Trump’s Europe tour:   ‘This world is not a ”global community” but an arena where national, non-government actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage…   Rather than deny this elemental nature of international relations, we embrace it.’   Those words will surely have been noted by those who must now orchestrate Brexit.   Concerns about Trump making a state visit to Britain, or not, fade against that backdrop.

From The Guardian 9/6/17