Reviewing this collection nearly a year after the deposition of Donald Trump by Joe Biden, one is prompted to delve through memories of a presidency so flagrantly outrageous that it is hard to comprehend that some of the events that took place under it were real. By the final months of Trump’s tenure, the coronavirus had brought the United States to its knees, with a death rate then unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Meanwhile, the wave of Black Lives Matter protests, sparked by the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police, were met with violent military force. The US Army was deployed in cities seen as protest hotbeds, such as Portland, Oregon, and teargas was used to dispel peaceful protesters outside the White House in June. This was to clear the way for the president to make a fascistic televised speech about “law and order” in front of...
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Book Review| November 01 2021
Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump: Images from Literature and Visual Arts
Brodman, Barbara and Doan, James E., eds.
Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump: Images from Literature and Visual Arts.
Rowman and Littlefield,
2019. 245 pp. Hardback, $95.00, ISBN 978-1-68393-167-6.
Utopian Studies (2021) 32 (3): 707–713.
Daniel O’Gorman; Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump: Images from Literature and Visual Arts. Utopian Studies 1 November 2021; 32 (3): 707–713. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/utopianstudies.32.3.0707
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