Derision and ridicule have been key ingredients in the opposition to Donald Trump. If Americans can save the NEA and NEH, we need to evolve and employ different strategies, says Kevin Doyle, in this critical chronicle.
Sports stars have an actual influence on the public sphere. They should dare to step up and raise their voices more often. Basketball player LeBron James' shows the way by criticizing Trump and supporting Black Lives Matter.
Donald Trump knows very well that mediated visibility can be used as a political instrument and weapon. So instead of trying to control this mediated visibility, he uses mediated controversy as his strategy.
In this second article on Trump's message, Ico Maly analyzes Donald Trump's "bragging-message machine". Winning elections is not about how well informed or intelligent a candidate is, it’s about ‘Message’.
In this first article on "Trump's Message", Ico Maly analyzes the negative messaging of the adversaries of Donald Trump. He argues that the framing of Trump as a clown makes us blind to the power of his message.