Rebecca Solnit: “We could’ve avoided President Donald Trump. Now, we must learn the lessons.”

‘There were many turns not taken, countless alternative routes that would have spared us this outcome. Instead, we kept going, corruption, infighting and sheer obliviousness stopping us from changing course.’

‘This year, you’d be forgiven for thinking “left” was short for “left behind”’.

‘Millions were asleep at the wheel; the shock has jolted us awake. What lies ahead is unmapped – but at least we are finally paying attention.’