“Lead people to feel they have lost control of their country and destiny, people look for scapegoats, a charismatic leader captures the popular mood, and singles out that scapegoat. He talks in rhetoric that has no detail, and drums up anger and hatred. Soon the masses start to move as one, without any logic driving their actions, and the whole becomes unstoppable.” Tobias Stone takes the long view on our current global state, from Putin to Trump to Brexit, and attempts to weave it all together in a storyline that makes the Game of Thrones plot seem upbeat. “We humans have a habit of going into phases of mass destruction, generally self imposed to some extent or another.”