Ned O’Gorman, associate professor of communication and Conrad Humanities Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His books include Spirits of the Cold War: Contesting Worldviews in the Classical Age of American Security Strategy and The Iconoclastic Imagination: Image, Catastrophe, and Economy in America Since the Kennedy Assassination.
Many began watching last night’s debate wondering: Which Trump would it be? But there’s only one.
In identifying “the system” as the issue of this election, Trump has managed to find a singular concept by which to encompass issues from wage stagnation to political corruption.