Trump and Poland’s de facto leader Kaczyński both want to demonstrate that they are beloved leaders with many allies, and not isolated, deeply unpopular figures.
As many had hoped but few expected it was youth mobilisation that swung it towards Labour.
In countering Western imperialism and global capitalism, the left in Central Europe is turning to the nation.
This weekend an international gathering will take important first steps in linking the new experiments together around a shared agenda.
Whatever the result on Thursday this unashamed socialist campaign has shifted what is politically possible in British politics.
Both Trump and Caligula were beloved by the masses because they had no respect for the government and humiliated political elites.
We are left with a political struggle to fight racism and misogyny and also present a view of the classics that better accommodates our worldview.