History was made, albeit history of the worst sort. The revenge of the cognitive underclass has carried Mr Trump to 1600 Penn Avenue. Lured by the promise of a return to the 1950s world when a high school diploma made one King, when men were real men and women knew their place, and when rural hamlets were protected from global events, they turned out in droves to elect a man with no actual plan to bring back the good old days. Will their lives be improved practically after four years of a Trump presidency: unlikely. However, they will be fulfilled by their cultural ressentiment for everything that does not stare back at them when they look into the mirror.