Thursday, April 6, 2017

Howard Jacobson: ‘Trump in the White House – that must never feel normal’; Guardian, April 2, 2017

Andrew Anthony, Guardian; 

Howard Jacobson: ‘Trump in the White House – that must never feel normal’


"Jacobson views Trump as a triumph of the stupid, a symbol of the rejection of expertise and elitism, two concepts that the novelist feels are in danger of being deemed unacceptable in the new paradigm. One of Trump’s great successes was to make articulacy and erudition appear inherently suspect. This has been a growing trend, particularly in America, for many years, but there’s little doubt that with his tweets and fact-free assertions, Trump has set a new low standard of debate, beneath which others may feel compelled to sink."

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