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Donald Trump



  • Sending Trump to Hell

    by Ariel Dorfman

    How would the earthly transgressions of Donald Trump fit into the schema of eternal punishment Dante described? 



  • Let History, Not Partisans, Prosecute Trump

    by Jill Lepore

    Historian Jill Lepore argues that the conditions that have required Truth and Reconciliation ccommissions don't apply to the Trump administration; historians should be fighting to safeguard the preservation of records so that future researchers can tell the story of the Trump years. 


  • Ranking Donald Trump: No Cause for National Happiness

    by James M. Banner, Jr.

    He’s accomplished what no other president has been able to achieve since the first presidential ranking in 1948.  He’s managed to raise James Buchanan, Millard Fillmore, Andrew Johnson, and Warren Harding off the floor.  The sad thing is that this is no achievement we can cheer.



  • Toward a Global History of White Supremacy

    by Daniel Geary, Camilla Schofield, and Jennifer Sutton

    We need to understand the history of global connections between white supremacists if we are to grasp what has sustained white nationalism despite global trends toward liberation and equality.



  • Why Historians are Very Worried About a Second Term of Trump

    by Edward T. O'Donnell

    "Many of us see President Trump and his right-wing allies steering this country towards an authoritarianism that will end American democracy as we know it. It’s on account of these dark visions of the near future that nearly every historian I know says they have not slept well in ages."



  • The Right's War on Universities

    by Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    "From the fascist years in Europe, nearly a century ago, to our own times, right-wing leaders have accused universities of being incubators of left-wing ideologies and sought to mold them in the image of their own propaganda, policy, and policing aims."



  • How QAnon Crept Into the Mind of Donald Trump

    by Jeff Sharlet

    Jeff Sharlet has long examined the role of true believers in politics. As the influence of the QAnon conspiracy theory among Trump's base comes in for scrutiny, he asks what if "he isn’t selling a dream, he’s dreaming it?"


  • Trump's Opportunities to Thwart Democracy

    by Alan J. Singer

    There are several provisions in the Constitution that could allow Donald Trump, with the help of friendly courts, to hold power against the will of the electorate.