November 09, 2016

President Trump

The 2016 election is over, and the reckoning has now begun. Donald J. Trump’s ascent to the presidency will go down as one of the greatest political upsets in history. How did he do it? How did so many scholars and political professionals underrate his prospects so badly? And what does his presidency mean for America’s future? The Chronicle Review has assembled a collection of essays on the president-elect from our pages in an attempt to make sense of this historic election.

How to carry on in a post-truth era.

The field failed to foresee 2016's electoral chaos.

Sinister forces have shaped the lies and memes of the alt-right.

It's time to stop pretending that there's such a thing as a rational voter.

Studies by WWII-era social scientists provide a starting point for explaining Trump’s appeal.

Trump’s campaign has become a referendum on what it means to be an American.

Trump says what angry voters think.

Forty years ago, George H. Nash created the field of conservative intellectual history. What can he tell us about the right today?