Archive: The Atlantic

“Trump has to colonize everything…Any holiday, any civic ritual, becomes a Trump ritual.”

The Atlantic, July 3, 2019

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President of the United States Donald Trump speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)

Beware of President Trump’s Nefarious Language Games

The strongman knows that it starts with words. He uses them early on to test out his plans to expand and personalize executive power on political elites, the press and …

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President-elect Donald Trump is bringing his post-election tour of gratitude to Hershey tonight, returning to the Giant Center six weeks after he was there for a last-minute push to win over Pennsylvania voters before Election Day.

Donald Trump’s Authoritarian Politics of Memory

In The Captive Mind, Czeslaw Milosz tells a story about a man who ventures out in the immediate aftermath of the fall of a regime. Papers full of state secrets lie …

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Donald Trump speaking at a rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

An American Authoritarian

Fascism has been back in the news with Donald Trump’s candidacy for the American presidency. His populist claim to speak for the white everyman, along with his menacing leadership style, …

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