Give this to Donald Trump: he helps us picture how the anti-democratic, right wing, personality-driven movements of the 1930s came to power.
Trump's specific proposals are certainly more outlandish and his language more vulgar than that of our politicians at times – we use a dog whistle, Trump prefers a bullhorn.
Fred Trump, like his global real estate mogul son, Donald Trump, was a real estate agent in New York. The majority of his customers were middle class citizens looking to rent apartments. As the story goes, in summer, he often released multicolored balloons into air over beaches, filling them with $50 coupons for the [Read more]
Treating Mr. Ramos with disdain will further enrage Hispanics, the fastest-growing minority in the United States and one that is vital to winning key swing states like Florida and Colorado.
Trump’s intention to deport illegal immigrants seems to be encouraging some rather negative consequences.
No, Trump is the hideous incarnation of the American dream gone wrong, a hectoring presence shouting that if you were more like him, a fearless, smart and daring alpha, then all the riches and celebrity of the free market will be yours.
In a liberal democracy, the right of citizenship should be based on actual connection to the country in question, not a mere reflection of where one happened to be born.