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Andrew McKie: Trump is treading a dangerous line on state-sponsored violence

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THE exercise of violence is a subject where it is very easy for people to become either sanctimonious or cynical, and almost impossible for governments to avoid well-founded criticism. The fact that Marxists – themselves, of course, supporters of an explicitly violent doctrine – bandy about phrases like “the violence inherent in the system” doesn’t mean that there isn’t any. Most political theories grapple with how violence is used to obtain or preserve power, and how governing power .

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