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Rorschach Politics and the US Election

10/9/2016

This has been a presidential election campaign like no other, where both sides are cynically exploiting identity politics and the loathsome nature of their opponent to try to seize political capital. In this episode I try to offer a new take on the election and outline a concept I'm calling 'Rorschach politics' where the candidates are little more than ink blots onto which their supporters project their desires and dreams. I analyse the hypocrisy at the heart of the 'liberal consensus' and the psychological and political origins of the 'alt right' before tentatively offering some possible solutions to this total fucking quagmire.


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