(The Independent) — A historian claims Steve Bannon repeatedly tried to prompt him into saying that the US was on the brink of a third world war.
David Kaiser said Donald Trump’s now chief White House strategist “really made an effort” in a 2009 interview to persuade him the “fourth turning” would be at least as big as the Second World War.
Mr Bannon’s belief that global society repeats itself and runs in cycles, divided up by a war every 80 or 100 years, has been well documented in recent weeks.
“He was talking about the wars of the fourth turnings,” said Mr Kaiser, speaking to the Huffington Post.
“You have the American Revolution, you have the Civil War, you have the Second World War; they’re getting bigger and bigger.
“Clearly, he was anticipating that in this ‘fourth turning’ there would be one at least as big. And he really made an effort, I remember, to get me to say that on the air.”
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