The political reality analyzed below by Paul Krugman still goes under appreciated by too many. I’m always amazed when commentators write about the existential threat of the climate crisis, but then have nothing or very little to say about the urgency of defeating right wing extremism in next year’s election. Krugman in the article below however tells us that its defeat isn’t a lower order task, but an absolutely necessary one if we’re going to save ourselves and the planet.