Introduction. Trump: the problematic gift that just keeps on giving…? (2020)
AuthorsGrimshaw, Mikeshow all
This collection arises because as of yet, it has proven decidedly difficult for the standard opposition to Trump and all that Trump is taken to stand for, to gain a cohesive series of telling, insightful critiques. There are and have been many different ways to respond to and critique what can be termed Trump and Trumpism. Academics have taken to writing the usual scholarly texts, approaching Trump and Trumpism from a disciplinary perspective as an academic issue in need of academic answers. Then there has been the myriad of op-eds which seek to offer a different type of analysis, yet these tend to be isolated in whatever location they published. The belief of the existence of a readership across and between magazines, journals of opinion and newspapers is an increasingly nostalgic attitude. This is evermore so when access to such op-eds is primarily on-line, affected and impacted by pay-walls and data analytics. What is lacking is a type of open-access conversation between different approaches, views and styles of approaching the issue of Trump and Trumpism.