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“Presidential Pampering: Vulgar Pragmatism and the ‘Trumping’ of American Exceptionalism” by Myron Moses Jackson

European philosopher Peter Sloterdijk once wrote: “pandering obstructs pondering.” Nothing could be more evident than considering the travails of US political coverage of the latest presidential circus. The romantic nostalgia that Trump’s candidacy has tapped into represents a few of the dark underbellies of America that we would do well to take heed. Unlike most…