How does C.S. Lewis apply to the Republican race?

Gina Delfanzo writes in First Things that Lewis sort of foresaw Donald Trump when he wrote Prince Caspian.

Trump, she suggests, is the White Witch, to whom Nikabrick wants to turn when he fears that Aslan won't come to Narnia's aid against the Telmarines:

Tired of waiting for Aslan—who may be nearer than we think—we turn elsewhere. It doesn’t matter if our candidate hates, bullies, and exploits other people, the reasoning goes, just as long as he’s good to us and gives us what we want. Hatred is a perfectly acceptable weapon, as long as it’s “on our side.”

So said Nikabrik as he prepared to unleash a great evil on the land of Narnia.

C. S. Lewis may have lived well before Donald Trump’s time, but he was prescient about the situation. The only fate that awaits a group that turns against its own core values for the sake of security and power is the fate of Nikabrik.

I commend the article to you. Even more strongly do I commend its message.


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