Who are the Tea Party, what is Mr. Pence, and why has Trump been sucking up to Russia?

 

Editor’s note: This is an article written by one of our comrades and may not represent the official position of EoT.

 

In “Trump and the Right to Oxygen”, we discussed that Donald Trump won the American presidency, to a great degree, because he was able to channel the social energy of a shrinking small town and rural majority which has long been expressing the sentiment that an establishment which does not represent them has been robbing them of their country, undermining their values, and killing the American dream. We also noted that the social energy that a candidate mobilizes to win an election does little to predict how he will behave once in office. What is much more important in this situation is to determine the nature of the candidate’s elite base.

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Trump and The Right to Oxygen

 

Editor’s note: This is an article written by one of our comrades and may not represent the official position of EoT.

The main political event of November 2016 was, without a doubt, the election of Donald J. Trump as the next President of the United States. This has triggered various forms of speculation around the globe and across the ideological spectrum as to what the consequences of a Trump presidency will be for the United States and for the world, often leading to vastly different predictions. This is partially because many authors attempt to make far-reaching conclusions based on personality traits of the President-elect and on what they themselves would prefer to see materialize. These speculations lack a well-organized analytical methodology.

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