Friday, November 18, 2016
"A Simulacrum of Trump's Presidential Campaign"
"Both relied on direct appeals to the downtrodden, especially people without much education. In both settings, Trump claimed he was acting in the public interest. (Because, after all, he's a billionaire! What could he have wanted with their money, or with political office?). And both trafficked in suggestions that Trump was their personal ally against the economic forces that had beaten them down."
Nick Tabor at New York describes the rise and fall of Trump University.