Monthly Archives: March 2016

The revolt of the public and the rise of Donald Trump

The Political Apparition Like the phantom at the feast, Donald Trump materialized at the head of the Republican presidential race without anyone quite knowing how he got there.  Once we overcame our embarrassment over his unexpected arrival, however, we haven’t … Continue reading

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Portrait of the nihilist as the sum of our negations

[I am re-posting this chapter of  The Revolt of the Public because it seems all too pertinent to our present electoral moment.] What is this uncanny beast, born of the Fifth Wave and now stalking into the uncertain future?  After all the … Continue reading

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