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American Politics in the Age of Donald Trump

Thu., Jan. 26, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Location: The Artesian (2627 13th Avenue, Regina)

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Shadia Drury will evaluate the Trump effect on American politics – for good and ill. In terms of foreign policy, she surmises, the best that can come from the Trump presidency is a dose of American isolationism, which would make America more introverted and less inclined to ‘spread democracy’ around the world. The worst that can be expected is an imperial presidency wherein Fox News becomes the propaganda arm of the Trump administration, highlighting real or imaginary enemies of the nation – domestic and international – a ploy that would increase military intervention while deflecting attention from the corruption and bumbling of the administration.

Shadia Drudy is Professor Emerita in the Department of Philosophy and Classics and the Department of Politics and International Studies.

Dr. Drury's talk is part of the Open Minds series, which aims to bring issues of interest and current research in the Faculty of Arts to the community for public discussion. All are welcome to this free event and refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary. For more information please visit the Open Minds website.