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Why Trump (or, America in fragments)

McGuirk, Siobhan. 2017. Why Trump (or, America in fragments). Australian Options(85), pp. 13-17. ISSN 1324-0749 [Article]

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People want answers. On social media timelines, in newspapers and blogs, in private conversations, those who cannot understand how Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States are desperate to make sense of it all. Too many people are accepting easy answers. It was neoliberalism. It was misogyny. It was white supremacy. It was fear. It was Hillary. It was the media. It was the FBI. It was Facebook. In truth, there is no single person, group, ideology, or media moment to “blame”. Ignore the thousand Think Pieces telling you otherwise. No one “let” this happen; there is not one “cause”. Desire for straightforward answers reveals only the depth of denial we face in the United States today. The voting public chose this. Across income levels, across numerous states. We chose this. That is how democratic society works. We are all
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Anthropology

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July 2017Published

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23342

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18 May 2018 13:13

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09 Jul 2018 15:47

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23342

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