Few predicted the unlikely ascendance of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, and fewer still can predict what he may say or do this afternoon or tomorrow. Undoubtedly, the age of Trump is an age of uncertainty, though if there’s still one thing we may hold onto, it’s being against Trump and what he represents. It has been a shockingly chaotic first year, and even threats of nuclear war have begun to feel normalized. #AgainstTrump is a conspectus of our resistance to normalization.
#Charlottesville: Before and Beyond is the first book published about the August 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Included are essays both previously published on Public Seminar and independently commissioned, which grapple with the divisive implications, the underlying motivations, and the complicated forces at work in the turmoil—and even fatal violence—that occurred.
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Michael E. Gellert
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