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Après Moi, le De'luge"The Age of Trump, the End of What? by Tom Engelhardt

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'Trump is impeaching us. Thanks to certain essential media decisions about what matters  (I.e  gluing eyeballs to screens), we’re eternally in close-up. He has presented us, Escher-style, with a remarkable perspective problem.  He’s the sumo wrestler as president. He fills the screen. Every screen. All the time.  Donald Trump exists in a very different universe, one in which the screen is with you, day and night, in which HE and you and it are often alone together for what seems like forever.  On some days,  it’s no longer uncommon to have up to six interior pages of the paper covered with Trumpian “news” Whether we know it or not, we are now in a distinctly post-post-triumphalist American world. Otherwise, of course, there’s no way Donald Trump would be in the White House '

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