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Bonnie Honig

Bonnie Honig is Interim Director of the Pembroke Center for Research on Woman and Gender and Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media and Political Science at Brown University. Her most recent book is Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair (Fordham University Press).

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In linking the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani to the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Trump invokes a fantasy of poetic justice—positioning himself as Rambo, the avenger of American humiliation abroad.

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In the face of climate apocalypse, the rich have been devising escape plans. What happens when they opt out of democratic preparation for emergencies?

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Both at home and abroad, Trump deploys a politics of misogyny—lifted right from Machiavelli.

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When it comes to sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein is old-school. But Trump has changed the rules of the game.

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Trump's paternalistic language of care draws an exceptional circle around whites only.

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Conservatives routinely deny that gender is fluid. Yet they have feminized Comey in order to bring him down.

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Opting out, as Trump has done with the White House, is a neoliberal habit. But who bears the cost?

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The question of what constitutes gender (in)equality must be kept disturbingly open.

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A Legacy of Xenophobia

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