Performative barbarism


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The turn to comic book narratives for subject matter bespeaks a dearth of imagination among filmmakers producing for the commercial market.

Through his mocking imitation of the physical disability of a New York Times reporter, Mr Trump is merely tugging at the heartstrings of the thoroughly, morally debased Republican electoral base. His performative barbarism appeals to its inner Attila.

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