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Donald Trump

ARTICLE   |   The New York Review of Books

March 04, 2017
TRANSCRIPT   |   Vox

Vox writer Sean Illing interviews Mark Danner on how America's "war on terror" was unwittingly designed to last forever. The interview was published on February 24, 2017. 

February 25, 2017
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Mark Danner sat down with Bard President Leon Botstein to discuss President Donald Trump's first days in office and his approach to foreign and domestic policy. The event was held at Bard's Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 2, 2017.
February 04, 2017
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How did President Obama deal with the news media and what can reporters and publishers expect from Donald Trump? Mark Danner discusses the U.S. President's evolving relationship with the media on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar. The show aired on San Francisco's KALW 91.7FM on Jan. 20, 2017.

January 20, 2017
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What happens when Donald Trump's improv act takes the highest stage?

Writer Mark Danner sat down to talk with This is hell! radio host Chuck Mertz about Donald Trump's  future as a political actor and his article The Real Trump that was published in the New York Review of Books. Danner explains how Trump's populist infrastructure and entitlement promises will likely be tested early by a Republican congress. The show aired on Jan. 7, 2017, on WNUR 89.3FM Chicago.

January 16, 2017
ARTICLE   |   The New York Review of Books

December 22, 2016
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On Friday, November 11, 2016, Bard College hosted a public, post-election dialogue with Bard President Leon Botstein and Mark Danner, James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities and contributor to the New York Review of Books. The discussion was sponsored by Bard's Human Rights Project and Center for Civic Engagement.

December 17, 2016
ARTICLE   |   The New York Review of Books

All American elections tend to be touted as historic, for all American culture tends toward the condition of hype. Flummoxing, then, to be confronted with a struggle for political power in which, for once, all is at stake. We have long since forfeited the words to confront it, rendering superlatives threadbare, impotent. No accident that among so many other things Donald J. Trump is the Candidate of Dead Words, spewing “fantastic” and “amazing” and “huge” in all directions, clogging the airtime broadcasters have lavished upon him with a deadening rhetoric reminiscent of the raving man hunched beside you on the bar stool. “This country is a disaster.” “We’re in big trouble, folks.” “Our leaders don’t know what they’re doing.” Or his favorite declarative closer to those 140-character Twitter dispatches that form the campaign’s anti-poetry, “Sad!” It is our loss that Mario Cuomo, who famously offered that “you campaign in poetry; you govern in prose,” is no longer here to enlighten us about in what, if we campaign in tweets and dead superlatives, we are destined to govern.
November 10, 2016
ARTICLE   |   The New York Review of Books

Like Hercules, Donald Trump is a work of fiction
May 11, 2016


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