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EducationFascism: Old and NewLiberal Democracy in QuestionThe Psyche

The Mass Psychology of Trumpism

Old and New Myths

Having spent quite some time studying the philosophy of political myth and, in particular, of fascist narratives, I could not but perceive something troubling in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again!” Every word is important. Let us explore each one by one. …

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Live viewing party at the U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia, draws an attentive audience for the 1st 2016 Presidential Debate between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh photo, 2016. © IIP Photo Archive | Flickr
EssaysFeatureLiberal Democracy in Question

The Myths of the Clash between Clinton and Trump

On 26 September 2016, I watched the first presidential debate of my life. I am not an American citizen. I do not have the right to vote. I moved to New York only a few years ago. I have not had enough time to become accustomed to American political culture, and I do not get the excitement of a political campaign that begins years before the actual election. I do not even believe in elections as the culminating moment of a democratic life, so I am three times removed from the debate that unfolded in front of my eyes that evening. I still enjoy, …

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