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Demonstrators rally in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday in one of several ‘Not My President’ protests against Donald Trump to mark the President’s Day holiday. Photograph: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Demonstrators rally in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Monday in one of several ‘Not My President’ protests against Donald Trump to mark the President’s Day holiday. Photograph: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

We live in times eerily reminiscent of the 1930s, when storm clouds gathered over Europe and “America First” was the rallying cry of isolationists.

There were rough beasts everywhere. In the US, golden boy Charles Lindbergh was an admirer of all things fascist, abetted by the influential Fr Charles Coughlin, a notorious anti-Semite who regularly gave the Nazi salute.

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