From the FT's Edward Luce - -
"The presidential debates between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will shatter all audience records... Tens of millions will tune in to watch our age’s most trigger-happy insulter denigrate one of the world’s most famous women. In ancient Rome gladiators slaughtered barbarians to keep the people entertained. In this case however, the barbarian has a shot at becoming emperor. Whether or not he succeeds, US democracy will never be the same."