The View from There is Much Like the View from Here
The anxiety and painful anticipation of the transfer of power to this person is becoming unbearable. It weighs on the world political psyche like facing a locked and loaded Luger, silently taunting the strong and pretenders alike to "make its day."
An examination and diagnosis from this article from Der Spiegel reveals a “second opinion” that uses some insights from the storied Continental tradition in psycho-analytics confirming the countless reports from the US media: a hopelessly extreme and “remarkable” variety of narcissism. The good news: he is predictable.
Just feed the beast, it says. Vladimir Putin figured this out early.