Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Wallace and Trump: Tragedy and Farce

Wallace's capture of five southern states in 1968, the death rattle of overt racism, was a tragedy in that it severely limited the economic and educational opportunities for generations in the Old South that have yet to recover now more than a half century later. Like most products of our ubiquitous  mass media culture, Trump the man is nothing more than a luminous  fa├žade carefully constructed from audience-tested sound bites layered with empty homilies - a farcical reprise of the traveling snake-oil salesman of old.

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