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With a modern P.T. Barnum act, Donald Trump is tapping Americans’ anger to sell tickets to his own political circus

Pruessen, Ron (2016) With a modern P.T. Barnum act, Donald Trump is tapping Americans’ anger to sell tickets to his own political circus. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (17 May 2016). Website.

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Abstract

If the US election campaign currently has the air of a circus, Donald Trump can easily be seen as its P.T. Barnum. While the historical analogy is worth consideration, though, Ron Pruessen argues that Trump goes beyond (and beneath) the earlier Big Top impresario – and that the audience he is attracting is more than a gaggle of rubes and suckers.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 14:57
Last Modified: 15 May 2020 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66924

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