Like all Faustian Bargains The Republicans’ deal with Trump is ending in Tragedy

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Why we’re all responsible for Trump’s insurrection

On the 6th of January my social media went into notification frenzy. Many friends and colleagues wanted to express their shock and revulsion for the events taking place on the Washington Mall and Capitol Hill. Although, I voiced my fears that polarization and Trump’s rhetoric would lead to violence in recent interviews, it was still disconcerting to see it play out in real time. However, for Republicans who hitched on Trump’s star in order to shepherd and bend his 74 million supporters for political power in places like the state of Georgia, the pact with Trump is proving to be very Faustian—in other words, soul-wrenching.
Original languageEnglish
JournalElsevier Weekblad
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2021


  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • U.S. elections
  • Democracy
  • Trump administration

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