America 2019: There Will Be (More) Blood

While mass shootings are now as American as predatory capitalism and homelessness, these two deadly events, coming in rapid succession, focused public debate not only on guns, but also on the growing overlap between disaffected young white men, Trump’s racist discourse, and far-right movements, many based online, whose adherents are eager to take up arms to attain their twisted goals.

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Why Aren’t We Out in the Streets?

Many of my friends, relatives, and colleagues complain of feeling exhausted, powerless, and depressed as a result of the daily outrages of life under Trump. Americans used to talk about “compassion fatigue,” but now we speak of “outrage fatigue.”

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Trump: America’s Arsonist-in-Chief

The July 14 tweet storm was even uglier than Trump’s castigation two years ago of African and Arab states as “shit-hole” countries, and suggests that, in Trump’s mind, America is white, Christian, Republican, and capitalist; and everything dangerous and damnable is the exact opposite.

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About Laurie King

Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; writer, editor, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, Electronic Iraq, and Electronic Lebanon. [Full bio]

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