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President Trump and the politics of tragedy

Orsi, Roberto (2016) President Trump and the politics of tragedy. Euro Crisis in the Press (19 Jan 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

For someone who tries to think in dialectical terms, the catastrophic handling of the immigration crisis in 2015 raised more than just some concern. It appears simply impossible that this kind of blunder could have not generated some kind of equally powerful reaction, or even more accurately, it is hard to think that this will not end up in tragedy. Tragedy not in an exaggerated or metaphorical sense, but, as the classical Greeks envisaged it, as the series of events leading to the destruction of those who have overstepped the boundaries of divine laws (hybris), thus incurring in the wrath of the gods (phthonos theon or nemesis).

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/eurocrisispress/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Collections > LSE Euro Crisis in the Press Blog
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 11:04
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2019 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77619

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