The Fall of the Great Distractor?

Donald Trump built his popularity by skilfully shaping public discussion with his scandalous tweets. But after Michael Flynn’s arrest it’s clear that the president’s favourite weapon – which was instrumental in winning the presidency – may also bring him down. ‘It must be horrible to cover American politics now’, a renowned British journalist and a […]

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When Two Worlds Don’t Collide – Trump in Poland and the Phenomenon of Parallel Universes

Trump’s supporters and opponents live in entirely separate universes where the same facts somehow have opposite meanings. No more than a fortnight ago Donald Trump was welcomed in Poland with great pomp, declared a great statesman and… one of the few remaining defenders of Western civilisation. This process of Trump’s ‘normalisation’ was truly astounding. It […]

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