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American Disruption

Professor Todd Landman reviews the inauguration of Donald Trump and the days that followed. Friday 20 January  and Saturday 21 January 2017 will go down in American history as some of the most dramatic and starkly contrasting days in US politics for some time. The inauguration of Donald Trump on 20 January 2017 as the 45th …

The 2016 election: A seismic shift to the right

Christopher Phelps, Associate Professor of American History, Department of American and Canadian Studies at The University of Nottingham, blogs about the extraordinary outcome of the 2016 race to the White House. The stunning upset victory of Donald J. Trump over Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election signifies a seismic shift to the right in …

The Last Leg: Clinton’s Probable Victory and the Ruptured Soul of America

Professor Todd Landman, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Christopher Phelps, Associate Professor of American Studies, review the final week ahead of the US Election. A week away from the U.S. presidential election, America limps to the finish line, exhausted and divided. Intense outsider passion propelled by voters’ desires for new …

End Game: Trump’s House of Cards

Professor Todd Landman reviews the last presidential debate ahead of the US election. With only 20 days until polling day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are on the last leg of the campaign to become the next President of the United States. It has been a long and tumultuous 18 months as the two most …

The Great Debate – Professor Todd Landman reviews last night’s battle between Clinton and Trump

This week is one of the most awaited in the calendar for the US presidential campaign. The primaries are over and have produced the two main candidates and their running mates, the conventions have sought to solidify support and unify the messages for each party, and the summer months have been spent on the campaign …

A tale of two Americas

It is the best of times and the worst of times in America according to Professor Todd Landman. Originally from the US state of Pennsylvania and currently Professor of Political Science and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Social Sciences at The University of Nottingham, Professor Landman gives his unique outlook on the latest developments in the race for the …