David Kelley reviews "Donald Trump and His Enemies"

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The price of "Donald Trump and His Enemies: How the Media Put Trump in Office" will be $2.99 until at least the publication date, September 20. David Kelley posted this review of the book, calling it "a paradigm of what Ayn Rand called philosophical detection..." 5.0 out of 5 stars "The postmodern press" Review by David Kelley on July 25, 2017 "Donald Trump and His Enemies: How the Media Put Trump in Office" is a collection of articles [plus an extended introduction and conclusion] on how the mainstream media abandoned objectivity in covering the presidential election and the first six months of the Trump administration. Donway does not write as a partisan of Trump but as a critic of the media. And his critique is not a simple compendium of media bias but a deep analysis of it as a reflection of postmodernism:' '…the underlying premise that there is no fixed, objective reality and thus no objective truth…. [Postmodernism holds that] Our significance is not as individuals, but as members of a racial, ethnic, economic, and sexual group. The narrative of the press, with all its breathtaking episodes, was created to place candidate Trump solidly among the oppressors.' 'Must' reading if you want to understand the roots of partisan conflict today. Walter’s book is a paradigm of what Ayn Rand call philosophical detection."
SOURCE URL: https://www.amazon.com/Donald-Trump-His-Enemies-Office-ebook/dp/B0746C8ZXJ/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8


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  • Posted by  $  MikeMarotta 3 months, 2 weeks ago
    In this last presidential election, I did not read the word "post modernist" anywhere except among Objectivists. It is too intellectual for the conservatives; and the millions who responded to Trump's rhetoric were even less intellectual than that. At best, Donald Trump and his administration (if that is what this is) might be echoic of Andrew Jackson or Harry Truman. He may be sui generis. But he was not an answer to post modernism. My perception is that he is consequentially post modernism in action. At the turn of the previous century, the "fascist man of action" was a derivative of Hegelian Idealism. Now we have post modernism and Donald Trump.
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