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McMaster Anthropologists on Donald Trump

Drs. John Colarusso and Andy Roddick weigh in on Donald Trump. Both Anthropology professors have recently published in 'The Conversation' , each with unique perspectives on Trump, his policies, and his legacy. Dr. Roddick is teaching a new course on 'archaeologies of the present' examining the impact of the deep past on the present, archaeological work of the present, with thoughts to the future.

Oct 26, 2017

Both Anthropology professors have recently published in The Conversation, each with unique perspectives on Trump, his policies, and his legacy.

John Colarusso's piece "All the lessons Donald Trump has taught us" discusses five lessons: Disdain for tradition, flaws in the electoral system, style versus substance, medical fitness to lead, and "Fake News" origins in Russia.  In "How walls like Trump's destroy the Past and threaten the future"Andy Roddick evaluates Trumps "wall" from a cultural heritage standpoint, as markers of cultural clashes, and why they don't work.  

Both pieces can also be seen in the National PostPhoto used in "The Conversation" article with caption: "U.S. President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, in this July 7, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)"

Interested in Dr. Roddick's course? See more information here.