Neil Mackay: Darkness will descend all over the West if Trump wins tonight

THE United States goes to the polls today with thoughts of a second American civil war in voters’ minds. These aren’t the paranoid fantasies of liberals driven mad by Donald Trump in the White House, these are the fears of conservative scholars like Victor Davis Hanson of Stanford University’s Hoover Institute – a man who voted twice for George W Bush. Writing in the conservative National Review, Professor Hanson said that the US had”‘arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war”. .