Reflections on Donald J. Trump’s First 100 Days

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The arrival of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States is frightening to U.S. intellectuals on many grounds, not the least of which is his narrow conception of who and what is an “American.” This essay explores this broad worry but also reflects more personally on those dangers. It contrasts visions of ‘America’ and argues that the U.S. is indeed a house divided unto itself, but not in terms of geography or citizenship. And, contrary to much wishful thinking over the years, that right-wing of the U.S. population is not a fringe element of U.S. society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-15
Number of pages4
JournalComparative American Studies
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 3 2017


  • Trump
  • a house divided
  • dangers
  • the real America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Arts and Humanities


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