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Sir, Edward Luce writes of Donald Trump planning to trigger every dark fear he can find over the coming weeks (“Trump’s dark inner Nixon”, August 22). He says a fear-based campaign works as a media strategy, adding that Richard Nixon believed people respond to fear rather than love. In the Brexit referendum a similar fear-based strategy adopted by David Cameron, George Osborne, Jean-Claude Juncker and others failed miserably. Hillary Clinton may hope that a more positive upbeat campaign can deliver results.

Richard Nottage

Paris, France

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