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Opinion by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The voters of the United States have spoken, and the American heartland has elected a man seemingly without a heart. As Dorothy said to Toto: “I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more.”

How did this come to pass? How did a man once regarded as a blustering buffoon by politicians, pundits and pollsters, manage to pull off the most astonishing upset in American political history . . .

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