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SCRIPTS Blog: Jessica Gienow-Hecht - How unique is the upcoming U.S. presidential election?

News from Oct 09, 2020

Berlin, 8.10.2020

"How unique is the upcoming U.S. presidential election?"

Yes, it is a historical event, yes, there are parallels in the past; and yes, there is potential for uniqueness.

 

What's First about America First?

 

Donald Trump's claim to make the United States great again, to put "America First", many critics say, has in the main led to the current president dismantling democracy, creating dictatorial conditions. Thus, they conclude, the upcoming elections are "unique". However, this is not entirely correct, as a look at the election, the candidates and the campaign in its historical context shows.

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